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.

On Friday, November 29th, 100% of beds were made available.

Shelter/Agency Clients Open Now Future Capacity
St. Felix 24-hour Respite Program, 25 Augusta Ave. All gender 50 50
Seaton House, 339 George St. Male 100 100
Homes First Society, 5800 Yonge St.* Single refugee claimants. All gender 200 200
City operated, hotel beds All gender 84 84
Homes First Society, 545 Lake Shore Blvd. Male 50 50
TotalĀ  484 484

*Client moves to 5800 Yonge Street have made the following beds available in the shelter system.

Shelter Male Vacancies Female Vacancies
Homes First Society – 545 Lakeshore 8 10
Homes First Society – St. Clair 14 3
Homes First Society – 702 Kennedy N/A 10
Seaton House 50 5
Women’s Residence N/A 36
Bellwood’s House N/A 6
Dixon Hall – Heyworth House 0 9
Dixon Hall – School House 6 0
Salvation Army (Florence Booth) N/A 9
Salvation Army (Evangeline’s) N/A 12
Street Haven N/A 2
Walk ins 1 6
Total 79 108

December 5, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 794 815 97%
Men 1,870 1,903 98%
Women 945 984 96%
Youth 526 543 97%
Family (shelters) 719 719 100%
Family (motels) 1,898 2,250 84%
Total 6,752 7,214 94%

 

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

December 5, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 459 individuals at seven sites.
    • 351 Lakeshore East: 98. Capacity: 100.
    • 1A Strachan Ave: 100. Capacity: 100.
    • 323 Dundas Street: 35. Capacity: 35.
    • 21 Park Road: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • 705 Progress Avenue: 49. Capacity: 49.
    • 25 Augusta Avenue: 47. Capacity: 50.
    • 69 Fraser Avenue: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 112 individuals at two sites.
    • Fred Victor: 57. Capacity: 70.
    • Sistering: 55. Capacity: 50.
  • Out of the Cold (OOTC) Sites: 92 individuals at two sites.
    • First Interfaith & St Matthew’s: 57. Capacity 60.
    • Holy Blossom Temple: 35. Capacity 45.

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.