Downsview Community Legal Services is a Community Legal clinic providing free legal assistance to underprivileged persons living in our area.
We help community groups understand the law and their legal rights. DCLS staff organize, conduct and participate in various public legal education events within our community. These workshops focus on areas of law and public interest within our expertise.
Through involvement in lobbying, test cases, and community organizing we work towards changing laws for the benefit of people who are underprivileged.
If you have a legal problem outside of our expertise, we will provide you with other resources.
In domestic violence situations we will provide emergency advice and referrals.
Housing Help Clinic
Downsview Community Legal Services in co-operation with Unison Health and Community Services and St. Stephen’s Conflict Mediation Services hosts a Housing Help Clinic on the third Thursday of each month.
This clinic is held inside the Lawrence Heights community at 12 Flemington Road. The goal of the Housing Clinic is to attempt resolution of landlord and tenant matters before commencing any legal action at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
Satellite Office at Lawrence Heights
We are now providing legal services to the Lawrence Heights Community at the Unison Health and Community Services, Lawrence Heights Location.
Please contact DCLS at 416-787-1661 x3263 for information or to make an appointment.
We serve the following community:
How to become a Board Member.
If you are interested in becoming a board member of Downsview Community Legal Services, you can contact the office at 416-635-8388 for an application and other information on how to join.
As a member you are entitled to voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting.