Sense the moment.
Ancient wisdom for the present time.
When You’ve Been Touched by Cancer, Support is Available
Gilda’s Club is a free support community for anyone touched by cancer. Please feel welcome to join us for mindfulness classes, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Mindfulness at Gilda’s Club
Join us for the Come As You Are drop-in mindfulness classes. Please see Gilda’s monthly schedule for class times.
Each session is guided, and newcomers are always most welcome to join us.
Gilda’s Club is located in downtown Toronto
24 Cecil Street
Gilda’s Club is easily accessible via TTC, near the Queen’s Park subway station. There is also paid street parking around the clubhouse.
The History of Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club is named for comedian Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live fame, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. While in treatment in the mid-‘80s, Gilda visited a cancer support community in Los Angeles where she found others going through similar experiences. She drew strength and comfort from the support the group provided, and it became her dream that similar communities be available everywhere, so no one had to face cancer alone.
The first Gilda’s Club opened in New York in 1995 and Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto opened its signature red doors in 2001, in the city where Gilda got her start in show business.
Gilda’s Club Services
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto offers a wide range of networking and support groups, educational and therapeutic workshops, expert speakers, recreational and social activities, all free of charge, all under one roof, all year long. Members are also free to spend some peaceful time alone in any of the cozy wellness rooms.
Donations of money, time and talent have kept Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto open since 2001.
No one needs to face cancer alone. Support is available.
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