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.

Exterior image of the Yorkgate Employment and Social Services location
Yorkgate Employment & Social Services

Office Location

1 York Gate Blvd.
Toronto, ON M3N 3A1

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Mailing Address

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

Postal Codes Served

  • M3J
  • M3N
  • M9L
  • M9M

Hours of Operation

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

Yorkgate 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.

Government Partners

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides income and employment support to people with disabilities. You can apply for ODSP while receiving Ontario Works, but it is not a requirement to be on Ontario Works to apply for the program.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone: 416-325-5900
Fax: 416-325-5901
TTY: 416-325-5846

Onsite Services

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 or register online.

CAFCAN (Caribbean African Canadian) Social Services

  • job search/training information and access to employment services

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)

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

Construction Connections

  • help exploring/starting a career in construction trades, registering as an apprentice, accessing training and more

Humber Community Employment Services

  • job search/training information and access to employment services

JVS Toronto

  • 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

VPI Working Solutions

  • job search/training information and access to employment services

Working Women’s Centre

  • newcomer women will learn about programs and settlement services offered by this agency