These statistics reflect the previous day’s activity across the shelter system. Statistics are as of 4 a.m. the following morning. They are posted daily during the week with weekend activity provided on Mondays.

To meet increasing demand for shelter, the City has been adding beds to existing programs, opening new shelter programs, and expanding motels and shelter services, mainly for families. The current system capacity is over 2,800 more beds than were available November 1, 2016, including 2,350 beds added since that time to motel programs, largely for families.

As of Tuesday, December 17, 100 per cent of beds were made available.

Shelter/Agency Clients Open Now
St. Felix 24-hour Respite Program, 25 Augusta Ave. All gender 50
Seaton House, 339 George St. Male 122
Willowdale Welcome Centre, 5800 Yonge St. Single refugee claimants; all gender 250
City-operated hotel beds All gender 84
Homes First Society, 545 Lake Shore Blvd.+ Male 75
Salvation Army Evangeline Residence, 2808 Dundas St. W. Female 4
Salvation Army Maxwell Meighen, 135 Sherbourne St. Men 20
TotalĀ  605

+ Additional 25 beds added December 16, 2019.

Client moves to Willowdale Welcome Centre at 5800 Yonge St. have made the following beds available in the shelter system.

Shelter System Male Vacancies Female Vacancies
Homes First Society, 545 Lake Shore Blvd. 8 10
Homes First Society, St. Clair Ave. 14 3
Homes First Society, 702 Kennedy Rd. N/A 10
Seaton House, 339 George St. 50 5
Women’s Residence N/A 36
Bellwood’s House N/A 6
Dixon Hall, Heyworth House 0 9
Dixon Hall, School House 6 0
Salvation Army, Florence Booth N/A 9
Salvation Army, Evangeline’s N/A 12
Street Haven N/A 2
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Elisa House N/A 1
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Mary’s Home N/A 1
Walk-ins 2 66
Total 80 170

March 16, 2020

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 776 799 97%
Men 1,913 1,945 98%
Women 1016 1047 97%
Youth 535 546 98%
Family (shelters) 584 584 100%
Family (motels) 1,910 2,218 86%
Total 6,734 7,139 94%

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.

 

March 16, 2020

24-hour Respite Sites: 460 individuals at seven sites

  • 351 Lake Shore Blvd. E.: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 1A Strachan Ave.: 98. Capacity: 100.
  • 323 Dundas St.: 35. Capacity: 35.
  • 21 Park Rd.: 30. Capacity: 30.
  • 705 Progress Ave.: 49. Capacity: 49.
  • 25 Augusta Ave.: 48. Capacity: 50.
  • 69 Fraser Ave.: 100. Capacity: 100.

24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 103 individuals at two sites

  • Fred Victor: 60. Capacity: 70.
  • Sistering: 43. Capacity: 50.

Out of the Cold (OOTC) Sites: 47 individuals at two sites

  • 188 Carlton St: 21. Capacity: 45.
  • OOTC in the Beaches: 26. Capacity:25.

This information is intended to provide an overview of overnight activity for the date provided. The stats are as of 4 a.m. the following morning.