As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, the Ontario Works office at this location is providing services by phone and is not open for in-person service. Three locations remain open for in-person service for clients without phone/online access. If you do not have enough money for food and housing and are in financial need, you can apply for Ontario Works assistance online or by calling 416-338-8888.

An exterior image of the High Park / Parkdale Employment & Social Services location
High Park / Parkdale Employment & Social Services

Office Location

1900 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6R 3B6

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Mailing Address

PO Box 3888 Stn Industrial Park
Markham, ON L3R 5T2

Postal Codes Served

  • M6H
  • M6K
  • M6R

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

High Park / Parkdale Employment & Social Services provides financial benefits through Ontario Works, employment supports and social supports to people living in Toronto. All of our locations provide similar supports.

Help us keep the air we share healthy. Please do not wear or use scented products when visiting our offices.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a list of free tax clinics in Toronto to help individuals and families file their taxes. Ontario Works recipients that received social assistance the previous year should receive their T5 in the mail by the end of February.

Onsite Services and Events

The following organizations visit the office on a regular basis to provide services onsite. For more information, including dates/times these services are available onsite, please call the office.

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)

  • A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinician will complete assessments with clients for ongoing CBT sessions

DDP Completion: Toronto Public Health Nurse

  • help for OW clients to complete the Disability Determination package (DDP) to apply for ODSP

Housing Help Centre

  • guidance regarding access to affordable housing, housing options and landlord mediation

Neighbourhood Link Support Services

ID Clinic

  • helps individuals with no permanent address to secure identification documents

Parkdale Intercultural Association

  • information about services and programs for newcomers

St. Stephen’s Community House

  • job search/training information and access to employment services

Toronto District School Board

Essential Skills

  • one-on-one help and assessments with English literacy, basic math, and referrals to computer training courses

University of Toronto

  • information on the process for criminal record suspensions