Daily Shelter & Overnight Service Usage
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.
As of Tuesday, December 17, 100 per cent 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|
|Willowdale Welcome Centre, 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||75||75|
|Salvation Army Evangeline Residence, 2808 Dundas St. W.||Female||4||4|
|Salvation Army Maxwell Meighen, 135 Sherbourne St.||Men||20||20|
+ Additional 25 beds added December 16, 2019.
Client moves to Willowdale Welcome Centre at 5800 Yonge St. have made the following beds available in the shelter system.
|Shelter System||Male Vacancies||Female Vacancies|
|Homes First Society, 545 Lake Shore Blvd.||8||10|
|Homes First Society, St. Clair Ave.||14||3|
|Homes First Society, 702 Kennedy Rd.||N/A||10|
|Seaton House, 339 George St.||50||5|
|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|
January 16, 2020
|Shelter Sector||Occupancy||Capacity||Occupancy Rate|
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.
January 16, 2020
24-hour Respite Sites: 463 individuals at seven sites
- 351 Lakeshore East: 100. Capacity: 100.
- 1A Strachan Ave: 100. Capacity: 100.
- 323 Dundas Street: 35. Capacity: 35.
- 21 Park Road: 30. Capacity: 30.
- 705 Progress Avenue: 48. Capacity: 49.
- 25 Augusta Avenue: 50. Capacity: 50.
- 69 Fraser Avenue: 100. Capacity: 100.
24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 109 individuals at two sites
- Fred Victor: 61. Capacity: 70.
- Sistering: 48. Capacity: 50.
Out of the Cold (OOTC) Sites: 117 individuals at three sites
- Chinese Gospel: 11. Capacity: 15.
- First Interfaith @ St Matthew’s: 68. Capacity: 60.
- Holy Blossom Temple: 38. Capacity: 45.
Extreme Cold Weather Warming Centre: 62 individuals at one site
- Metro Hall: 62.
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.