These statistics reflect the previous day’s activity across the permanent 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. Current capacity shows 2,667 more beds than were available November 1, 2016, including 2,172 beds added since that time to motel programs, largely for families.

July 20, 2018

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed  503 518 97%
Men  1,752 1,839 95%
Women  736 750 98%
Youth  513 528 97%
Family (shelters)  720 720 100%
Family (motels)  2,167 2,579 84%
Total  6,391 6,934 92%

July 21, 2018

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed  573 603 95%
Men  1,749 1,839 95%
Women  737 750 98%
Youth  514 528 97%
Family (shelters)  723 723 100%
Family (motels)  2,163 2,579 84%
Total  6,459 7,022 92%

July 22, 2018

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed  578 603 96%
Men  1,749 1,839 95%
Women  738 750 98%
Youth  506 528 96%
Family (shelters)  726 726 100%
Family (motels)  2,176 2,579 84%
Total  6,473 7,025 92%

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 permanent emergency shelter system

July 20, 2018

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 393 individuals at eight sites.
    • Lambton Arena: 73. Capacity: 120.
    • Cowan Ave: 18. Capacity: 21.
    • Margaret’s: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Rd: 44. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix: 47. Capacity: 50.
    • Don Mills Civitan Arena: 35. Capacity 60*.
    • George St: 96. Capacity: 105.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 116 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 51. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 65. Capacity: 67.
  • Warming Centre: Site closed.
    • Metro Hall: 0. Capacity: 30.

July 21, 2018

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 392 individuals at eight sites.
    • Lambton Arena: 82. Capacity: 120.
    • Cowan Ave: 16. Capacity: 21.
    • Margaret’s: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 29. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Rd: 46. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix: 47. Capacity: 50.
    • Don Mills Civitan Arena: 37. Capacity 60*.
    • George St: 85. Capacity: 105.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 114 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 51. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 63. Capacity: 67.
  • Warming Centre: Site closed.
    • Metro Hall: 0. Capacity: 30.

July 22, 2018

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 393 individuals at eight sites.
    • Lambton Arena: 76. Capacity: 120.
    • Cowan Ave: 17. Capacity: 21.
    • Margaret’s: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Rd: 46. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix: 48. Capacity: 50.
    • Don Mills Civitan Arena: 35. Capacity 60*.
    • George St: 91. Capacity: 105.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 112 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 47. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 65. Capacity: 67.
  • 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.

*Capacity has been reduced to 60 from 120, in preparation for the planned program close and movement of clients to other services. There will be no further referrals to this site.