Solving Homelessness Together

Infrastructure and Service Improvement for Toronto's Emergency Shelter System

Working with our excellent front-line and planning staff in shelters, together with our community partners and the residents of Toronto, we are looking to ensure that those who need services to help them regain a home of their own have the best possible chance of achieving this goal.

Over the next five years, up to 15 new and replacement shelters need to open in order to relieve occupancy pressures in the shelter system. City Council adopted a new community engagement process that sets out how communities will be engaged around new locations.

These new locations also provide the opportunity to establish new service models based on program and design excellence.

Please check back often because new materials are being added as they become available.

Current Projects


New Hope Leslieville

Information and documents related to the Hope Shelter and its community liaison committee.


Runnymede Shelter

Materials related the Runnymede Shelter and the community liaison committee

Facts about homelessness

Daily Shelter Census

Daily occupancy and capacity numbers for the City-administered emergency shelter system.