Who We Are
A cost free support community for anyone touched by cancer
Gilda’s Club is named for comedienne Gilda Radner, 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 experiences similar to hers, and she drew strength and comfort from the supportiveness this provided. It was Gilda’s dream that thousands of such support communities be available to anyone touched by cancer. After Gilda’s death, that dream was realized and the first Gilda’s Club opened in New York City in 1995.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto opened its signature red doors in 2001 in the historic Old Firehall on Lombard Street. In 2011, Gilda’s Club GT moved to Cecil Street, to be nearer the hospitals; Princess Margaret Hospital, Mount Sinai, Sick Kids and others in Toronto. The new clubhouse provides a warm and welcoming environment complete with spacious community rooms, comfortable wellness rooms, a resource centre, a teen room and “Noogieland” – a fun and cheerful play space for children.
At Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, we offer a wide array of support groups, workshops, lectures and social events, with a multitude of activities to choose from each month. Alternatively, our doors are open to anyone who may simply need some peaceful time alone in any one of our cozy rooms.
We are proud to say that all of the activities at Gilda’s Club are free of charge – they are supported through the generosity of foundations, corporations and individuals.
Experience the magic that is Gilda’s Club.
Because no one should face cancer alone.
Gilda's Club Greater Toronto
24 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1N2
10 minute walk to PMH, Sick Kids, Mt. Sinai - 15 minute walk to Women’s College Hospital - Excellent TTC access - Some parking