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.

January 16, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 551 566 97%
Men 1,778 1,826 97%
Women 761 766 99%
Youth 519 528 98%
Family (shelters) 739 739 100%
Family (motels) 2,406 2,852 84%
Total 6,754 7,277 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

January 16, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 752 individuals at nine sites.
    • Queen Elizabeth Respite: 167. Capacity 200.
    • Lake Shore West: 199. Capacity 200.
    • Cowan Ave: 18. Capacity: 21.
    • Downtown East: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Avenue: 41. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix Centre: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • 354 George Street: 101. Capacity: 105.
    • St Felix 69 Fraser: 96. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 112 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 47. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 65. Capacity: 70.
  • Out of the Cold: 68 individuals at one site.
    • Yorkminister Park: 68. Capacity 60.
  • Warming Centre: 32 at one site.
    • Metro Hall: 32. 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.