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.

March 21, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 548 566 97%
Men 1,781 1,819 98%
Women 799 806 99%
Youth 532 543 98%
Family (shelters) 744 744 100%
Family (motels) 2,482 2,947 84%
Total 6,886 7,425 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.

Figures show average nightly occupancy by month in all City of Toronto permanent emergency shelter programs.

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

March 21, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 789 individuals at nine sites.
    • Lake Shore West: 199. Capacity 200.
    • Cowan Ave: 17. Capacity: 21.
    • 354 George Street: 101. Capacity: 105.
    • Downtown East: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • St Felix Centre: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Progress Avenue: 45. Capacity: 49.
    • Queen Elizabeth Respite: 197. Capacity 200.
    • St Felix, 69 Fraser: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 104 individuals at two sites.
    • Fred Victor: 59. Capacity: 70.
    • Sistering: 45. Capacity: 50.
  • Out of the Cold: 117 individuals at three sites.
    • Holy Blossom Temple: 43. Capacity: 45
    • First Interfaith St. Matthews: 60. Capacity: 60.
    • Chinese Gospel: 14. Capacity: 15.
  • Warming Centre. Closed.
    • Metro Hall: 0. 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.