As part of our COVID-19 response for people experiencing homelessness, the City has activated more than 30 new programs in temporary locations including hotel programs to increase physical distancing in our existing shelter system. We have now resumed daily point-in-time reporting on the number of clients in our shelter system. This snapshot will be updated daily and represents occupancy on the day listed below.

To access an emergency shelter space, call Central Intake at 416-338-4766, 1-877-338-3398.

October 8, 2020

Shelter Programs Individuals Rooms Occupied Pre-COVID19 Capacity
Shelter Programs Total 2,141 ? 4,337
Mixed Adult 329 799
Men 1050 1,945
Women 432 1,047
Youth 330 546
Family Shelter Programs Total 1,385 444 766
Families (Shelters) 674 213 259
Families (Motels) 711 231 507

 

Allied services Individuals Pre-COVID19 Capacity
Allied Services Total 267
Dixon Hall- 351 Lakeshore Blvd E. Respite 42 100
Fred Victor 1A Strachan Ave. Respite 45 100
Margaret’s 21 Park Rd. Respite 25 30
Margaret’s 323 Dundas St. E. Respite 16 35
St. Felix Centre – 25 Augusta Ave. Respite 19 50
St. Felix Centre 69 Fraser Respite 43 100
Warden Woods 705 Progress Ave Respite 25 49
Sistering 24-hour women’s drop-in 13 50
Fred Victor 24-hour women’s drop-in 39 70

 

COVID-19 Programs Individuals
24-hour temporary response sites 220
St. Felix – Esplanade 28
354 George Street 50
Scarboro Expansion Site 37
Seaton House Response Site 55
Hotels for physical distancing 1,946
Isolation/Recovery programs 27
Interim Housing 50
All COVID-19 Programs 2,243
Total 6,036

 

Bar graph describing average nightly number of people served in Toronto's shelter system from January to December

Figures show average nightly occupancy by month in all City of Toronto permanent shelter programs. Statistics are from the Shelter Management Information System which was in use throughout the system by Jan 2011.