Social Development

Neighbourhoods and Communities

Information about social development work in Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods, including neighbourhood action planning, community safety and neighbourhood and tower revitalization.

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Tenants First Project Updates

In January 2015 Mayor John Tory appointed an independent six-person Housing Task Force to take a hard look at how Toronto Community Housing serves the people of Toronto and how it is governed. The Task Force delivered a Final Report in January 2016. Addressing the report of the Task force, City staff consulted with the public and reported back to Council through the "Tenants First: A Way Forward for Toronto Community Housing and Social Housing in Toronto" report which was approved by Council in July, 2016. The Tenants First Project Management team is continuing the work of the Task Force by making a plan for real and positive change for residents of Toronto Community Housing.

Tenants First Resident Advisory Panel members selected.

13 Toronto Community Housing residents have been selected as members of the Tenants First Resident Advisory Panel. Panel members represent a broad range of geographic and demographic diversity as well as knowledge, expertise and community interests appropriate to the Panel’s mandate and requirements. 

The Panel will bring their lived experience, knowledge, skills and interests to advise the Implementation Steering Committee on the development of an implementation plan for Tenants First: A Way Forward for Toronto Community Housing to help shape the future of Toronto Community Housing and social housing in Toronto.



Community Development

The City of Toronto is working in Toronto neighbourhoods to strengthen communities, invest in social infrastructure, expand civic leadership and develop community partnerships.


Community Safety & Wellbeing

Learn more about supports that are working to make Toronto's communities safer. Programs include The Community Crisis Response Program, Collaborative Risk Driven Approaches, FOCUS Toronto and more


Tower & Neighbourhood Revitalization Unit

The Tower & Neighbourhood Revitalization Unit was created in January 2015 to provide a greater focus on partner collaboration and implementation of Tower Renewal and Community Revitalization mandates.