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.

May 22, 2019

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 615 626 98%
Men 1,752 1,776 99%
Women 850 856 99%
Youth 518 543 95%
Family (shelters) 701 701 100%
Family (motels) 2,563 3,040 84%
Total 6,999 7,542 93%

 

Figures show average nightly occupancy by month in all City of Toronto permanent emergency shelter programs.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

May 22, 2019

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 675 individuals at nine sites.
    • 351 Lakeshore East: 99. Capacity: 100.
    • 545 Lake Shore West: 184. Capacity 184.
    • 201 Cowan Avenue: 15. Capacity: 17.
    • 354 George Street: 105. Capacity: 105.
    • 323 Dundas Street: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • 21 Park Road: 30. Capacity: 30.
    • 25 Augusta Avenue: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • 705 Progress Avenue: 42. Capacity: 49.
    • 69 Fraser Avenue: 100. Capacity: 100.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 114 individuals at two sites.
    • Fred Victor: 60. Capacity: 70.
    • Sistering: 54. Capacity: 50.

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.