Neighbourhood Legal Services (NLS) is located at 333 Queen Street East just west of Parliament street on the south side of Queen Street East.
NLS is a non-profit and independent community legal clinic that has been serving the community since 1973. We provide FREE legal services and assistance to low income individuals who live within our catchment area and qualify for our services.
We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario
We are part of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
News & Events
Citizenship - What you need to Know
The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act passed in June 2014, contains a variety of changes which will dramatically reshape citizenship in Canada.
On Wednesday, September 24, our immigration lawyer Jennifer Stone is presenting a webinar designed to explain these changes, what to expect after the application is submitted, and to discuss potential pitfalls including misrepresentation, cessation and vacation.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Resources from NLS's 40th Anniversary Symposium
Please check out photographs, documents and presentation papers from the event on our 40th Anniversary web page, also accessible in the Navigation Menu above. The event was also professionally video taped (thanks to funding generously made available by the Provincial Learning Advisory Committee), and we'll make edited videos of the entire Symposium available on the 40th Anniversary page as soon as they become available. We hope you'll enjoy these materials, and please feel free to use them with attribution for any lawful non-commercial purpose.
In commemoration of our 40th Anniversary, we have compiled an overview of our history of serving the community since 1973. Click here to read Our History, or find it under 'About Us' in the navigation menu.
You can find older events that were advertised on this website on our Events Archive.
Why do people become homeless?
Vision Report: The GTA Clinics Transformation Project
Right to Housing Case: NLS Representing Intervenors
Submissions to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Bill C-24 - Strengthening Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Act
Submission to the Law Society on Accrediting Trinity Western University's Law School
This Family Day, NLS Celebrates Launch of Family Reunification Knowledge Hub
Buried Alive: The Human Rights Implications of Compulsive Hoarding in a Landlord-Tenant Context
Submission to the Land Use Planning and Appeal System Consultation
Supreme Court Strikes Down Prostitution Laws
Ontario has reinstated basic health care for refugees
Addressing trauma is part of recovery
New Co-op Housing Laws: Less than meets the eye
Immigration Law Update: Proposed Changes to the Definition of "Dependent Children"
NLS: Past and Future
Important Changes to Social Assistance (OW and ODSP)
Landmark 'Right to Housing' Case dismissed by Superior Court
Access to Justice in Canada is "abysmal"
Key Issues in ODSP Reform
200 Wellesley Street Fire - Class Action Law Suit Settled
Ontario tenants hammered with double-digit rent hikes
Legal Advocates Call for Action by TCHC, City of Toronto, the Province: Ombudsman Finds Seniors in Community Housing Unfairly Evicted
Co-operative Housing, Eviction and Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Subsidies
Apply for Citizenship Now to Protect your Status!
Toronto’s Housing Stabilization Fund Replaces Community Start up & Maintenance Benefit