This page shares data on the daily occupancy and capacity of Toronto’s shelter system. It is a daily snapshot of the occupancy and capacity of the system, updated every day except weekends and holidays. Data for weekends and holidays are posted on the next business day.
Further information is available on City’s open data portal, including daily occupancy and capacity from 2007 to present and a breakdown of occupancy and capacity by site. Temporary shelter and respite sites, including those that are part of the City’s response to COVID-19 are not currently available through the open data portal and will be reported here until they can be added to the open data reporting.
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To request access to available emergency shelter space, call Central Intake at 416-338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398.
|All Programs, Total||5,892|
|Shelter Programs, Family Sector, Total||1,003|
|Singles Sector Programs, Total||4,832|
|Shelter Programs, Singles, Total||1,946|
|Allied Services, Total||213|
|COVID-19 Programs, Total||2,673|
|COVID-19 Isolation/Recovery Programs||57|
|Shelter Programs, Families||Individuals||Occupied Rooms||Vacant Rooms||Total Rooms||Occupancy Rate|
|Family Sector, Total||1,003||338||34||372||90.9%|
|Families, Emergency Shelter Programs||605||193||20||213||90.6%|
|Families, Transitional Shelter Programs||61||21||6||27||77.8%|
|Families, Motel/Hotel Programs||337||124||8||132||93.9%|
|Shelter Programs, Singles||Individuals||Occupied Beds||Vacant Beds||Total Beds||Occupancy Rate|
|Singles Sectors, Total||1,946||1,946||124||2,070||94.0%|
|Emergency Shelter Programs, Total||1,371||1,371||63||1,434||95.6%|
|Mixed Adult, Emergency||196||196||0||196||100.0%|
|Transitional Shelter Programs, Total||575||575||61||636||90.4%|
|Mixed Adult, Transitional||105||105||17||122||86.1%|
|Allied Services||Individuals||Occupied Beds/Spaces||Vacant Beds/ Spaces||Total Beds/ Spaces||Occupancy Rate|
|Allied Services, Total||213||213||25||238||89.5%|
|24-Hour Women’s Drop-ins||21||21||22||43||48.8%|
|COVID-19 Programs, Bed/space-based||Individuals||Occupied Beds/Spaces||Vacant Beds/ Spaces||Total Beds/ Spaces||Occupancy Rate|
|24-Hour Temporary Response Sites||291||291||16||307||94.8%|
|COVID-19 Programs, Room/unit based||Individuals||Occupied Rooms/Units||Vacant Rooms/Units||Total Rooms/Units||Occupancy Rate|
|COVID-19 Isolation/Recovery Programs||Individuals||Occupied Rooms||Vacant Rooms||Total Rooms||Occupancy Rate|
|COVID-19 Isolation/Recovery Programs Combined Total||57||50||148||198||25.3%|
Sites listed below are included in the summary reporting above.
|Site||Individuals||Occupied Beds/Spaces||Vacant Beds/ Spaces||Total Beds/ Spaces||Occupancy Rate|
|Dixon Hall – 351 Lakeshore Blvd E. Respite||44||44||0||44||100.0%|
|Fred Victor – 1A Strachan Ave. Respite||28||28||0||28||100.0%|
|Margaret’s – 21 Park Rd. Respite||25||25||2||27||92.6%|
|St. Felix Centre – 25 Augusta Ave. Respite||19||19||0||19||100.0%|
|St. Felix Centre – 69 Fraser Respite||43||43||0||43||100.0%|
|Warden Woods – 705 Progress Ave Respite||33||33||1||34||97.1%|
|Sistering – 24-Hour Women’s Drop-In||11||11||5||16||68.8%|
|Fred Victor – 24-Hour Women’s Drop-In||10||10||17||27||37.0%|
|Dixon Hall – 354 George Street Response Site||48||48||0||48||100.0%|
|Seaton House Response Site||51||51||0||51||100.0%|
|Scarborough Women’s Shelter Response Site||56||56||14||70||80.0%|
|Homes First – Better Living Centre Winter Response Site||121||121||2||123||98.4%|
|Site||Individuals||Occupied Rooms||Vacant Rooms||Total Rooms||Occupancy Rate|
|45 The Esplanade||157||136||69||205||66.3%|
*This site has been added to daily reporting to enhance transparency of the vacancies available at this location. While this program is ramping up its capacity, the capacity figure reported for this site reflects total funded rooms rather than only those available currently in the system
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.