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.

October 15, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 702 727 97%
Men 1,740 1,763 99%
Women 865 869 100%
Youth 533 543 98%
Family (shelters) 719 719 100%
Family (motels) 2,036 2,322 88%
Total 6,595 6,943 95%

 

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

October 15, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 432 individuals at seven sites.
    • 351 Lakeshore East: 100. Capacity: 100.
    • 1A Strachan Ave: 99. Capacity: 100.
    • 323 Dundas Street: 35. Capacity: 35.
    • 21 Park Road: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • 705 Progress Avenue: 49. Capacity: 49.
    • 25 Augusta Avenue: 19. Capacity: 15.
    • 69 Fraser Avenue: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 136 individuals at two sites.
    • Fred Victor: 66. Capacity: 70.
    • Sistering: 70. 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.