Stonegate CHC Community News February 2014

Important Dates for the Stonegate Plaza
Stonegate Community Health Centre is pleased to confirm that we will be staying where we have been for the past 22 years despite the redevelopment of the plaza.  Most of the building will be torn down around us, but we will stay right here.  We know that Stonegate CHC is exactly where it needs to be to serve this community and we plan to be a part of the future development of this site.  The long-term plan is to relocate Stonegate CHC to the second floor of the future new grocery store.
Stonegate Plaza is changing very quickly.  It is very sad to see businesses closing and relocating after decades of serving this community.  We recognize that the loss of a grocery store, pharmacy and other services will be very significant for this community.  We are also concerned about the loss of jobs that will result.

A complete list of store closure dates in the Plaza are as follows:

Stonegate Pharmacy                          Closed January 9th
(relocated to Shopper's Drug Mart, 125 The Queensway, 416-766-6196)

Outreach Store                                 Closing January 31st (relocation not yet set)

Stonegate Toy & Gift                         Closing January 31st

Salon Moda                                       Closing January 31st
(relocating to Cinelli Hair, 2376 Bloor Street West, 416-769-2224)

ValuMart                                           Closing February 1st

Bargin Store                                      Very soon

Polish Market                                     Closing February 28th

VanDyk has published information on their website regarding a tentative schedule and workplan for the development. Please visit: for this information.
Pharmacy Update
The Pharmacy and their staff has been re-located to the Shopper’s Drug Mart at the plaza on 125 The Queensway, just west of Stephen Drive.

You can still call the Stonegate Community Pharmacy at it’s old number of 416-239-8477, and be re-directed to the Shopper’s Drug Mart phone line, and get assistance from the same pharmacist and his team as you did here at Stonegate Plaza.

Home deliveries for prescriptions will be done from Monday to Friday, once a day between 1pm-4pm, FREE OF CHARGE (uninsured prescription medication costs are to be paid, but there is no charge for delivery). There is a $5 charge for deliveries of that consist of only over the counter medications.

ESS Shuttle Bus to Shop

Due to the closure of the Valu-Mart, Stonegate CHC is partnering with ESS Support Services to organize a shuttle bus for seniors and those with disability and mobility issues. This bus will run bi-weekly to start with an expected outcome to run weekly.  The bus will take participants to the No Frills located at Queensway and Royal York.

If you are interested in this ESS Support Services bus, please call: 416-231-7070 ext. 307 to get your name on a participating list.

Tony & Kathy's No Frills Bus Trips
Stonegate CHC and Stonegate Community Ecumenical Ministry are partnering with Tony & Kathy's No Frills to organize weekly bus trips for the general Stonegate community from the Stonegate CHC to the No Frills at Queensway & Royal York. This No Frills bus will be a regular school bus!

Before we pilot this No Frills bus, we need to know that we have interested community residents and what time and day works best for you! The more responses we receive, the better chance we have at starting a bus! Please take a moment to fill out the following survey to help us, help you!

For more information or to get your name on a participating list, please call: 416-231-7070 ext. 307, and reference the No Frills bus.

Other Transportation Access:
Do you have a physical disability and are worried about transportation? Please connect with Wheel-Trans!

Wheel Trans provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities for the cost of a regular TTC fare.

To find out more information about Wheel-Trans and eligibility, please call: 416-393-4111.
Cooking Workshop: Make Once, Eat Twice: Freezer Friendly Meals - Thursday, February 6th  from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Another cooking class with Karin, this time focused on healthy, affordable meals that are freezer friendly. Space is limited, so please call to register at 416-231-7070 ext. 307.

Nutrition Month in March at Stonegate CHC
As part of Nutrition Month, Stonegate CHC’s Dietitian is delivering four hands-on workshops focused on enjoying cooking! At each of the FREE sessions, the Dietitian will provide tips on cooking, & recipes will be prepared and shared. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays in March, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Health Centre.
March 5th:  Cooking in a Hurry
March 12th: Cooking Made Easy
March 19th: Budget Friendly Meals
March 26th: Cooking Together As A Family (targeted to those with young families)
Registration is required, as space is limited.
You must register for each Wednesday session separately.  To register, please call Stonegate CHC at 416.231.7070 ext. 307.  Registration opens Feb. 19th.
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