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.

November 19, 2018

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 551 566 97%
Men 1,769 1,800 98%
Women 734 749 98%
Youth 524 528 99%
Family (shelters) 709 709 100%
Family (motels) 2,303 2,724 85%
Total 6,590 7,097 93%

Figures show average nightly occupancy by month in all City of Toronto permanent emergency 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 showing 6,694 people for the month of October 2018Average nightly number of people served in Toronto’s emergency shelter system

November 19, 2018

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 596 individuals at eight sites.
    • Queen Elizabeth Respite: 133. Capacity 178.
    • Lake Shore West: 169. Capacity 200.
    • Cowan Ave: 20. Capacity: 21.
    • Downtown East: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Avenue: 44. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix Centre: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • 354 George Street: 100. Capacity: 105.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 130 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 58. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 72. Capacity: 67.
  • Out of the Cold: 84 individuals at three sites.
    • OOTC in the Beach: 24. Capacity 25.
    • Lakeshore @ St. Margaret’s: 14. Capacity 25
    • St. Brigid’s Annex: 46. Capacity 70.
  • Warming Centre: Site closed.
    • Metro Hall: 0. Capacity: 30.

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.