Youth Spaces in libraries and community centres provide supportive environments during after school hours for activities, homework help, mentoring, and access to mental health services. Our plan would see a youth space within walking distance (2 km) of almost every family in Toronto.
We need to support the police to respond when gun violence occurs, but enforcement alone is a short-term and reactive response if we don’t also address the roots of youth violence. This October, City Council will decide whether to add $1.5 million to a police budget that is already over $1 billion or offer meaningful opportunities for vulnerable young people. Add your voice to the community organizations and experts who are telling us that providing safe, supportive environments for at-risk youth is one of the best ways to meaningfully curb gang violence, change lives and create safer communities.
Explore our Interactive Map
Use our interactive map tool to find a prospective youth space near you, and advocate directly for its creation.
Learn More About Youth Spaces
Read more about the Youth Space program and the valuable resources and programming it provides to youth across the City of Toronto