The new social-services hub on Jane St will open on Tuesday, October 12 after years of delays.
The Hub makes it easy for clients to access many social services in a central location. Health care, counselling, employment services, and settlement services are all available in the same place—the old Food Basics store at 1541 Jane near Trethewey. An article in today’s Globe and Mail extols the virtues of the hub philosophy: the proximity of the services creates synergies for both clients and staff. Clients are able to do ‘one-stop shopping’, and staff are better able to track and provide for their needs.
Weston got the Hub because it is one of the 13 priority neighbourhoods in Toronto. It was conceived in 2007, and had been originally (and optimistically) planned to open in 2008.
There will be an open house on Thursday, November 11 between 4 and 6 pm.