Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub

Welcome to the Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub!

We are a safe, welcoming space offering integrated youth services for young people all across Toronto aged 12 to 25 and their families looking for mental health care, substance use support, and more. These services are free of charge, available on walk-in or appointment, and no health card is required.

Mental health and substance use services are integrated with a wide range of other youth services. The goal is to provide youth with the right services in the right place at the right time.

Most youth start with a walk-in session or drop in to The Studio, our youth driven drop-in program.


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Get to know the Central Toronto hub

The Central Toronto hub has two doors - The Studio, which is our youth drop-in centre, and the clinical hub that hosts our walk-in and other clinical services. Our hope is that whichever door you enter through, you will get the services that are the right fit for you.

The Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub prioritizes the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Colour. We make every effort to ensure the programs we run and the staff we hire are representative of those communities. 

Youth group


65 Wellesley St. E., 5th Floor, Suite 500
Toronto ON M4Y 1G7

Hours Of Operation

  • Monday & Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 11 am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 12 - 8 pm

The Studio Drop-in:

  • Monday - Friday 3:30-6:30 pm

Find our drop-in calendar shared weekly on Instagram: @studioatlumenus

Other services by appointment only.


Address: 65 Wellesley St. E., 5th Floor, Suite 500, M4Y 1G7


  • 416-482-0081 x 5 for walk-in visits
  • 416-482-0081 x 5 for information

Email: ywho [at] lumenus.ca (subject: Inquiry%20from%20YWHO%20Website%3A%20Central%20Toronto%20Youth%20Wellness%20Hub) (ywho[at]lumenus[dot]ca)

Follow the Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub on social media:

Instagram: @studioatlumenus

Facebook: @lumenuscommunityservices


The following services are offered at the Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub:

  • Walk-in
  • Brief counselling
  • Family Connections™ DBT Skills Group for Parents
  • DBT and CBT Groups
  • Ongoing therapy for 2SLGBTQ+ Youth
  • Case Navigation
  • Employment and Education Supports
  • Primary Care through Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Care through Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist
  • Drop-in Programming at The Studio, including Queer Arts and Crafts, Here be Dragons, and other social groups
  • The Studio – Drop-in services for youth

The Studio is the name of the drop-in centre at Central Toronto Youth Wellness Hub. This drop-in centre offers mental health and substance use support, and group support, including workshops and special events. 

Our Local Partners

The Central Toronto Hub works with the following local partners:

  • Lumenus Community Services: mental health, employment and education, and drop in services
  • Vibrant Health Care Alliance: primary and psychiatric care, referrals for ongoing counselling over 21
  • LOFT Community Services: Care Navigation and Peer Support
  • CAMH: Psychiatry
  • Sashbear Foundation: Family Connections

Local Crisis Supports in Central Toronto

Mobile crisis response teams (24hrs/7days)


  • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
    • Service borders: south to the lake, north to Eglinton, east to Bayview to Danforth and then to Victoria Park, west to Jane St.
  • St. Mike’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department: 911, accessible through police (no direct number)

North York/Etobicoke:

  • Provided by St. Elizabeth Health Care: 416-498-0043
    • Service borders: South to the lake to Jane, to Eglinton, Eglinton east to Victoria Park, north to Steeles, and west to Hwy 427
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department: 911, accessible through police (no direct number).

Scarborough/East York:

  • Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team: 416-495-2891
    • Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Ave., east to Port Union Rd., and west to Victoria Park