Toronto’s Downtown East area faces a number of complex challenges related to poverty, homelessness, housing affordability, community safety, mental health and substance use, particularly opioid related overdoses.

In response to the heightened need for crisis supports in this area, City Council directed staff to establish an expert team with representation from multiple divisions to develop a 12-month and five-year action plan addressing the community and service coordination needs.

Enhanced 12-Month Action Plan

Read about the 36 actions that make up the action plan and the immediate actions taken to address service needs in the area.

Useful Resources

Learn more about the initiatives and strategies that affect the Downtown East Area.

Downtown East Revitalization History

Learn more about the history of the downtown east area.