York Quay Neighbourhood Association covers Toronto’s iconic Central Waterfront, with members in every building. YQNA is actively engaged in what shapes our neighbourhood – traffic, transit, planning, cultural and social events, policing, environment, noise, businesses, and the great urban renewal transforming Queens Quay. YQNA welcomes all residents to participate, share their ideas and enjoy our events.
The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) helps the disabled get out on Toronto Harbour in specially-designed sailboats all summer. It’s a great charity in the middle of YQNA’s neighbourhood. Come visit DSAO at the Harbourfront slip at Queens Quay and Rees Street.
There are lots of programs for both adults and kids. They are run by students, and supported by lots of enthusiastic volunteers, many from our neighbourhood.
Thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors, the cost to a disabled person is only $15 per sail, plus a $50/yr membership.
But paying the staff and maintaining the boats costs money! The DSAO is grateful for any contribution. You can make a secure online donation to DSAO through CanadaHelps.org. A tax receipt will be issued to you from the Canada Helps website.
The DSAO also needs volunteers. You don’t have to know how to sail; the association needs helpers on land too. To find out how you can help, please visit DisabledSailingOntario.com.