Our Stories

The Garden

In the spring of 2015, some members of All Saints’ Sunday congregation created a vegetable garden in the church parking lot. Nestled in a sunny south-facing spot, and sheltered on each side by the buttresses of the church, the vegetable garden at All Saints has flourished, providing healthy salads for

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Eleanor

…a regular at the Thursday Women’s Drop-In I’ve lived in this community for over 45 years and I see a lot of people who struggle with mental illness. I worked at 416 (416 Community Support for Women) for years. The girls on the streets call me ‘Mom.’ My own daughter

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Janet

It was the luckiest day of my life when I moved into All Saints’. Nobody is as lucky as I am because I am safe, secure, and loved. I used to have a $400 a day crack habit that I supported by doing sex work. I had been living on

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Brian

I realized after moving away that I had a spring in my step. Shantal asked me what was going on and I told her I finally moved and she said that explains the walk. “So it wasn’t just me who noticed,” I said to her and I smiled. When packing

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Jeremy

“My life before All Saints was completely unorganized. I moved from Montreal and everything fell apart when I got here. I lost my job and my apartment fell through. Needless to say,  my life turned upside down. I turned to All Saints and was welcomed with the largest smile, nourishing

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First visitor to All Saints Church Community Centre

…then the Open Door Centre in 1972 The doors of the church burst open, and a woman staggered in wearing a housecoat, with her face dripping blood, her feet pain. She was actually suffering from terminal cancer and in much pain following an operation. [The staff] were able to find

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