Here you will find major staff reports and current research on homelessness trends and service use.

In December 2020, City Council approved a staff report which outlines a plan for the City to accelerate the creation of 1,248 permanent affordable homes with support services within 12 months. At the time of the approval funding for support services for 1,098 homes still needed to be secured.

On April 7, the Province announced $15.4 million in operating funding for 2021 dedicated to supportive housing in Toronto. With this funding, the City will be able to fully fund the previously unfunded 1,098 supportive housing opportunities which will be ready for occupancy this year.

Progress as of October, 2021:

The following provides updates on the creation of new supportive housing, including the number of units with confirmed provincial funding for support services.

  • 370 homes within Toronto Community Housing Corporation (“TCHC”) portfolio have been filled and supports are being provided by community partner agencies.
    • It is anticipated that by the end of 2021, an additional 80 homes to be made available within TCHC portfolio to reach 450 units by December
  • 88 homes are made available through acquisition and renovation and operators are working to identify tenants and support their move in to these new homes.
    • Over 700 additional supportive homes will start coming online as of December 2021 including over 300 through acquisition and conversion completing construction and beginning occupancy over winter. The remaining units will continue achieving substantial completion and occupancy in 2022.

This A to Z glossary provides stakeholders with a list of key terms and definitions for housing and homelessness services.

The service system overview groups services into related categories.

These resources outline tips, protocols and practices that Shelter, Support and Housing Administration staff should follow when engaging with Indigenous partners and communities in keeping with the Meeting in the Middle Engagement Strategy and Action Plan, co-created with the Indigenous Community Advisory Board and the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council.



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.

Subsidized Housing Waiting List Data: Quarterly reports showing data related to the centralized waiting list for subsidized housing (also called rent-geared-to-income housing) administered by the City of Toronto.

Learn more about subsidized housing or rent-geared-to-income housing.