In 1961, Temple Baptist Church was established at our present location under the leadership of

Rev. George Simpson.


But in the 1990's, the congregation began to diminish.  

At that time, the Canadian Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec took custody of the facility.

It was clear that this would not be a re-plant of a church,

it would be a mission of mercy to our disadvantaged community.


The name "Friendship House" seemed to fit the vision.

In June 1997, the doors of Friendship House were opened to all those God sent its' way.

Over twenty-four years later, the doors are still open and the mission has grown and developed.

Today, using donations and volunteer staff, over 100 people are fed daily.  

As well as, clothes, household items,  Food Bank and many other services are provided free of charge

to our marginalized community.