As part of our COVID-19 response for people experiencing homelessness, the City has activated more than 30 new programs in temporary locations including hotel programs to increase physical distancing in our existing shelter system. We have now resumed daily point-in-time reporting on the number of clients in our shelter system. This snapshot will be updated daily and represents occupancy on the day listed below.

To access an emergency shelter space, call Central Intake at 416-338-4766, 1-877-338-3398.

October 21, 2020

Shelter Programs Individuals Rooms Occupied Pre-COVID19 Capacity
Shelter Programs Total 2,132   4,337
Mixed Adult 316 799
Men 1062 1,945
Women 424 1,047
Youth 330 546
Family Shelter Programs Total 1,369 442 766
Families (Shelters) 685 213 259
Families (Motels) 684 229 507

 

Allied services Individuals Pre-COVID19 Capacity
Allied Services Total 268
Dixon Hall- 351 Lakeshore Blvd E. Respite 44 100
Fred Victor 1A Strachan Ave. Respite 45 100
Margaret’s 21 Park Rd. Respite 24 30
Margaret’s 323 Dundas St. E. Respite 12 35
St. Felix Centre – 25 Augusta Ave. Respite 19 50
St. Felix Centre 69 Fraser Respite 43 100
Warden Woods 705 Progress Ave Respite 27 49
Sistering 24-hour women’s drop-in 14 50
Fred Victor 24-hour women’s drop-in 40 70

 

COVID-19 Programs Individuals
24-hour temporary response sites 171
St. Felix – Esplanade 28
354 George Street 48
Scarboro Expansion Site 40
Seaton House Response Site 55
Hotels for physical distancing 1,944
Isolation/Recovery programs 40
Interim Housing 49
All COVID-19 Programs 2,204
Total 5,973

 

Bar graph describing average nightly number of people served in Toronto's shelter system from January to December

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.