With any luck the nice people at CH will let this thread go a bit, even though it's a little off-track.
I have some brand new basic cooking equipment (pots, pans, etc.) that I'd like to donate, ideally to a charity that teaches cooking to low-income or otherwise disadvantaged people in the GTA.
I'd check with the Stop first (as recommended by others), if you want it connected to classes.
The Furniture Bank accepts pots and pans, etc. , and they might be able to give you a tax receipt for the donation.
I've also donated cookware to St. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill.
Glad this thread remains. Great suggestions. However if none of them pan out consider contacting a women's shelter. When people are ready to leave the shelter usually with young children they often have nothing. We have given away cooking equipment, kitchen tables and chairs and other furniture in the past. The shelter makes arrangements for the women to pick the donated stuff up. Whatever you decide to do it is all good.
This is a great move on your part.
Off the top of my head I would think a Boys and Girls Club or a Women's Shelter. But I recall this article about a restaurant that teaches Regent Park youth, worth a read and maybe it provides a starting point.