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Our History

One Heart at a Time


history 53 Blake Street - 1987 to 1994
St. John the Compassionate Mission opened its doors on January 30, 1987. We first began by renting a small store on 53 Blake Street in the middle of a densely populated Public Housing Project. The opening day was an act of trust in God's desire to plant a presence of Faith, Hope and Love in that needy neighbourhood. In 1995, after a period of being homeless for one year, we moved out of Blake Street and with the help of friends, purchased a building on Broadview Avenue. This place is large enough to accommodate all our needs. All the renovation work in the building, including the chapel, was done by volunteers.

Mission History - Slideshow



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