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Impacting Communities . Changing Lives

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The journey of Freedom City began in 2010 with a humble street outreach initiative led by Michael Gomes in Moss Park. This initiative focused on providing immediate physical sustenance, such as baked goods, alongside mental and spiritual support. From 2011-2013 we partnered with The Followers Mission to use their indoor space and resources to help the homeless and the poor in the downtown Toronto area.

This outreach laid the groundwork for what would become a transformative community movement. By 2014, after four years of dedicated service and community engagement, Freedom City was officially launched, starting at the Parliament Street Library and afterwards setting its roots in the vibrant St. James Town community. Over the years through collaboration with leading businesses and organizations, a strong commitment by our leaders and volunteers and consistent community engagment, Freedom City has grown to be a leading organization in the fight against poverty and food insecurity in the GTA.

At the core of who we are is Our Love & Compassion
for People

Who We Are

About Us

Freedom City is a Christian Organization that serves as a beacon of hope in Ontario, Canada. We dedicate ourselves to aiding the marginalized including the poor, homeless, addicted, and broken-hearted, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect. Acknowledging the challenges faced by individuals in every community such as homelessness, abuse, and mental health issues, we provide a haven where everyone is valued and cared for. Through compassionate initiatives, we offer extensive resources to empower individuals towards a life of joy and purpose, guided by our unwavering commitment to uplift and enrich lives. Presently, we provide food and other resources to around 4000 people on a weekly basis. 


At the helm of Freedom City stands our Chairman and Founder, Michael Gomes. A visionary leader, Michael's journey from street outreach to establishing Freedom City is a testament to his unwavering dedication to community service and empowerment. Under his guidance, Freedom City has evolved into a sanctuary of hope and transformation. Michael's leadership is characterized by a deep-seated belief in the power of compassion and the potential for every individual to lead a life of dignity and purpose.

Our Approach

Freedom City adopts a holistic approach to community service, recognizing the multifaceted nature of human needs. Our programs are diverse, ranging from, food distribution, clothing drives, educational initiatives, job assistance, cultural celebrations and small group support. Each program is designed to not only meet immediate needs but also to foster long-term growth, self-sufficiency, a deeper sense of community belonging and a greater sense of pupose. Our efforts are aimed at ensuring that everyone we serve experiences the transformative power of support and compassion.

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