Contact

  • Contact

    LGBTQ Parenting Network
    Sherbourne Health Centre
    333 Sherbourne Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5A 2S5

    lgbtqpn@sherbourne.on.ca

    Andy Inkster
    Health Promoter
    (416) 324-4100 ext. 5276
    ainkster@sherbourne.on.ca

    Chris Veldhoven
    LGBTQ Community Programs Coordinator
    (416) 324-4100 ext. 5219
    cveldhoven@sherbourne.on.ca

    Getting Here

    Sherbourne Health Centre is at 333 Sherbourne.

    We are on the east side of Sherbourne Street, south of Carlton and north of Gerrard, directly across from Allan Gardens.

    Transit Directions

    Sherbourne Health Centre is well served by transit but there are some accessibility challenges for those physical disabilities and using strollers.

    Bloor/Danforth (line 2) – Sherbourne Station

    Take the southbound 75 Sherbourne bus from Sherbourne Station on the Bloor/Danforth line (line 2) and get off four stops later at Carlton.

    Yonge/University/Spadina (line 1) – College Station
    Take the eastbound 506 Carlton streetcar from College Station on the Yonge/University/Spadina line (line 1) and get off three stops later at Sherbourne.

    All TTC vehicles feature both visual and audio announcement of stops.

    Accessibility note

    The nearest station with elevators is Dundas Station. Sherbourne Station and College Station both have escalators but not elevators. The Sherbourne bus is an accessible bus. The Carlton Streetcar is not accessible. More information about elevator and escalator access is available through the TTC website.

    Biking here

    Free bike parking is available on site at racks in the parking lot or covered racks at the front of the building. The nearest Bike Share Toronto station is at Sherbourne/Carlton (Allan Gardens).

    Parking information

    Free car parking is available on site in the Sherbourne Health Centre parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If the parking lot is full, there is a paid Green P parking lot just north of Carlton, on the east side of Sherbourne Street (405 Sherbourne Street).

    Arriving for your appointment

    When you arrive at Sherbourne Health Centre, take the elevator to the second floor.

    When you get to the second floor, proceed to the right of the second floor reception desk, and across the large great room in front of you.

    If you get lost, feel free to ask at the reception desk for guidance, but otherwise, you do not need to sign in with reception.

    To book an appointment

    Our staff keep their own calendars, we can typically book 1 on 1 consultations on weekdays, in person or over the phone.

    Please e-mail or call to book an appointment.

Land Acknowledgement

LGBTQ Parenting Network – Sherbourne Health Centre

We acknowledge this sacred land that we call Toronto or in its Haudenausaunee origin: T’karonto, on which we do our work. This land is a site for community and nations to gather since time immemorial. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun (Pay-tune) First Nations, the Seneca, the Metis and most recently, the Mississaugas of Credit River.

T’karonto was the name of land on the shores of Lake Simcoe over time, included the area between what is now Toronto, between Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario. Iroquoian language experts agree T’karonto  means “trees in the water” but there are at least two interpretations. T’Karonto could refer to wooden stakes used by both Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee to dam the rivers to catch fish. T’Karonto could also refer to massive trees that grew on the shore of Lake Ontario, which Haudenosaunee returning from canoeing across the lake would be able to see.

This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. T’Karonto has always been an important gathering place where many people from different cultures come together to share common resources. The “one dish” is the entire area surrounding the Great Lakes. The concept of “one spoon” refers to all communities sharing the responsibility to take care of the land, water, and its inhabitants.

We acknowledge the communities that were here then, now and will thrive, as caretakers of this land.

T’karonto is home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and the world. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, work, play, love and build our families and friendships here on this territory.

Posting and reading this acknowledgment is one piece of our responsibility to Indigenous communities and people. We continue the work of decolonization as we grow our communities and build our families together.

Toronto, Ontario, 2017

 

We encourage you to consult some of the resources we drew on in writing this acknowledgment to further your own knowledge of Toronto as an indigenous place.

Ryerson University – Aboriginal Education Council

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

University of Toronto Libraries Guide –  The Indigenous History of Toronto