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.

July 18, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 707 716 99%
Men 1,776 1,811 98%
Women 858 866 99%
Youth 528 543 97%
Family (shelters) 728 728 100%
Family (motels) 2,359 2,581 91%
Total 6,956 7,245 96%

Vertical bar charts illustrating average monthly total of y number of people served in shelter system., year over year 2017 to 2019

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.

 

Average nightly number of people served in Toronto’s emergency shelter system

July 18, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 423 individuals at six sites.
    • 351 Lakeshore East: 99. Capacity: 100.
    • 701 Fleet Street: 100. Capacity: 100.
    • 323 Dundas Street: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • 21 Park Road: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • 705 Progress Avenue: 44. Capacity: 49.
    • 69 Fraser Avenue: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 120 individuals at two sites.
    • Fred Victor: 57. Capacity: 70.
    • Sistering: 63. Capacity: 50.

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.