Drop-ins, street outreach, emergency shelters and help to find a home.
More than 340 community not-for-profit agencies work with the City to help vulnerable residents find, keep and live in affordable and permanent housing.
The City oversees subsidized housing provided by 240 community organizations. Homes for about 265,000 Torontonians, 164,000 in City-owned Toronto Community Housing.
The City is working in partnership with local communities to open new and replacement shelters to relieve occupancy pressures in the system. Over the next five years, there will be up to 15 new services. Learn about new projects under development and the important role that local Community Liaison Committees play in shaping services to integrate with others in the neighbourhood to best serve all residents through program and design excellence.
Toronto is planning to almost double the sleeping spaces for our most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness next winter. Council has approved a plan that will also see continuous 24 hour service November 15 through to April 15, 2018 so clients who traditionally do not seek shelter services have a safe place to get out of the cold. These low-barrier services will provide places to sleep, warm food and drink, and referrals to services, including shelter and housing assistance. Details of location and community operator will be shared when plans are finalized.
As of mid-August, 5,500 men, women and kids were homeless in Toronto every night; almost 5,300 in City shelters. That's 22% higher than last year. What is the City doing? More beds—about 1,000 have been added since before Christmas, with more coming; plus help for more families than ever to find permanent homes in the community. Want to help? Call 311 if you see someone needing outreach help (911 in emergency).