Housing & Homelessness Research & Reports
Here you will find major staff reports and current research on homelessness trends and service use.
- Daily Shelter Census
- Deaths of Shelter Residents
- Open Data – Daily Shelter Occupancy, 2017 to Current
(See also Street Needs Assessments below.)
- Engagement Framework (Shelter, Support and Housing Administration)
- Eviction Prevention Consultation Report
- Eviction Prevention Framework
- Harm Reduction Framework
- Home for Good What We Heard Report
- Housing Stability Services Planning Framework 2014-2019
- Meeting in the Middle (Indigenous Engagement Strategy and Action Plan)
- Strategic Investment Framework Consultation Report
Toronto has a network of almost 2,400 laneways that stretch over 300km throughout some of Toronto’s most desirable, walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods. Architects, planners and urbanists have long considered laneways an untapped resource for infill housing.
The Laneway Suites report proposes a new vision for laneway housing, which recognizes detached secondary suites, including laneways suites, as non-severable and ancillary to the principal dwelling.
Toronto has submitted its proposals to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy consultation. Taking Action on Housing speaks to the housing crisis in Toronto and across the country that has engulfed so many – from seniors to young professionals to vulnerable persons.
The federal government has released a Summary Report of what it heard during consultations.
The City’s Private Sector Housing Roundtable propose the City pursue a strategy which would “reset” a number of City housing policies and more strongly engage the federal and provincial governments in investing in affordable housing.
Home ownership is a widely-accepted way to build equity and ensure one’s housing quality, yet it is out of reach for many Toronto households. This study examines the impact of federal and provincial investments and the work of the City of Toronto’s Affordable Housing Office, in partnership with non-profit housing providers, to facilitate affordable home ownership, between 2006 and 2011.