We are located at 1320 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 3X1. (2 blocks east of Greenwood Ave.) on the North side of Gerrard St. East
Telephone: 416-461-8102; Fax: 416-461-7497


If you live in the area bounded by: The Don River, Victoria Park Ave., Danforth Ave. and the Lake Ontario, we can provide legal advice and representation in the following areas of law:

  • Ontario Works/Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Immigration
  • Employment Insurance and Employment Law
  • Canada Pension
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Consumer Law
  • Small Claims Court matters (limited assistance)

Chinese Clinic and Family Law and Criminal Law:

  • On Tuesday afternoons, we provide a Chinese speaking lawyer who can advise on
    Criminal and Family Law matters. If you require further assistance, you will be referred to Legal Aid Ontario for a legal aid certificate to hire a private lawyer. See the link page on this website.
  • We have a chinese speaking clinic on Tuesday afternoons.
    Call us for more information.

We provide Public Legal Education seminars and workshops to specific groups in our catchment area, and to the general public. We also provide pamphlets and other informative information in different languages. Call us to arrange for a legal talk.

We participate in Law Reform initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting the legal interest of our community including test case litigation and appearances before municipal councils, legislative committees and public commissions and inquiries.

We participate in Community Development projects which assist clients to organize and form self-help groups focused on low income issues, such as tenant organizations. Clinic staff are actively involved in other anti-poverty and advocacy groups.


Below is our current intake schedule, but call ahead before coming, as we deal with different legal matters each day. Also, the intake hours may change for the holidays.

Mondays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Chinese Clinic /Advice (translation provided)

Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Closed at 12:30pm
Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Fridays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Certified True Copies and Affidavits are done on Fridays by appointments.


Last updated March 1, 2005


East Toronto Community Legal Services Inc.
1320 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 3X1
Telephone: (416) 461-8102 - Fax (416) 461-7497

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