The History of TCM

Toronto City Mission is Toronto’s oldest and longest running outreach to people living in poverty. Some key dates:

November 14, 1879 – Toronto City Mission was established by ministers and laymen who recognized the need to reach the neglected and needy parts of the city.

1907 – a home in Bronte, (now part of Oakville) was bought and used for 70 years as a camp for families and children from Toronto to get away together for recreation and spiritual refreshment and growth.

1999 – the Board of Directors and the leadership of Toronto City Mission identified a void in the work of poverty relief and transformation in the City of Toronto. The decision was made to refocus on developing and transforming children, families and communities rather than providing relief assistance.

2012 – TCM adopted a new brand identity designed to capture the organization’s mission to transform families impacted by poverty.


TCM Tidbits

To acknowledge our 135th anniversary, we will be posting story about TCM's long history every Thursday (#tbt) on our blog.