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Vacant Nobodies # 8

  • 61 Ossington Avenue Toronto, ON, M6J 2Y9 Canada (map)

The Ossington

Hosted by Fawn Parker & Sophie McCreesh

Pieces to Pathways (P2P) is a peer-led alcohol and drug use support program for LGBTQ people 16 to 29 years old located at Breakaway Addiction Services in the Parkdale area of Toronto. The program was started by two friends, Faith and Tim, who met in recovery over 10 years ago and had the desire to create a space where queer and trans youth seeking support for their substance use would have their experiences affirmed, not denied. P2P offers individual counselling, facilitates three drop-in community nights, hosts a monthly harm reduction kit making event and regularly does harm reduction outreach at drop-ins and queer parties in the community. P2P is a program that is unique to Canada.

This event is PWYC and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The front door and backroom of The Ossington are accessible via ramp. The bathrooms are gendered and are located down a flight of stairs.

Feel free to email with inquiries


Sanchari Sur is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in fiction. Her work can be found in Room, Toronto Book Award Shortlisted The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017), Arc Poetry Magazine, Humber Literary Review, Prism International, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate in English at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the curator/co-founder of Balderdash Reading Series, and blogs at


Rhiannon Collett (they/them) is a playwright and performer based in Tkaronto. Selected playwriting credits include Miranda & Dave Begin Again (RBC Emerging Playwright Award); Wasp (commissioned by Nightswimming, Rhubarb Festival 2019); The Kissing Game (commissioned by Youtheatre and Young People's Theatre as part of the Leaps and Bounds program, developed at the Banff Playwrights Lab); Tragic Queens (commissioned and devised with CABAL Theatre, nominated for 7 METAs, presented at the Wildside Festival) and There are No Rats in Alberta (Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit). Most recently, Rhiannon was a guest artist at the LungA festival in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.


Caitlin Galway is a Canadian writer and editor. Her novel Bonavere Howl is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in May of this year. Her short fiction has appeared in House of Anansi’s The Broken Social Scene Story Project, Exile Editions and Gloria Vanderbilt’s Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology: Volume Six, and Riddle Fence as the 2011 Short Story Contest winner. An excerpt from her novella Blackbird won CBC’s Stranger than Fiction Contest and was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s 2011 Fiction Open Contest. She has also been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She's currently finishing a new novel and working on a collection of short stories.


MLA Chernoff (@citation_bb) thanks you for visiting their profile. They are a PhD candidate at The Neoliberal University of York University. MLA suffers from CPTSD and severe sleep apnea––everything hurts and blurts and is, in a sense, quite curt. Their first collection of pomes, delet this, was released by Bad Books in the spring of 2018. A second collection entitled TERSE THIRSTY is forthcoming with Gap Riot Press. Everything's going to be fine. Thank you for checking in, they really appreciate it xo xo.

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