These statistics reflect the previous day’s activity across the permanent 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. Current capacity shows 2,667 more beds than were available November 1, 2016, including 2,172 beds added since that time to motel programs, largely for families.

September 19, 2018

Shelter Sector Occupancy Capacity Occupancy Rate
Co-ed 553 566 98%
Men 1,781 1,834 97%
Women 735 750 98%
Youth 500 525 95%
Family (shelters) 700 700 100%
Family (motels) 2,215 2,707 82%
Total 6,484 7,080 92%

 

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.

 

Bar chart showing average nightly number of people served in Toronto's emergency shelter system

September 19, 2018

  • 24-hour Respite Sites: 369 individuals at seven sites.
    • 545 Lakeshore Blvd W: 80. Capacity 100.
    • Cowan Ave: 14. Capacity: 21.
    • Margaret’s: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • Park Rd: 29. Capacity: 30.
    • Progress Rd: 48. Capacity: 49.
    • St Felix: 50. Capacity: 50.
    • George St: 98. Capacity: 105.
  • 24-hour Women’s Drop-ins: 116 individuals at two sites.
    • Sistering: 52. Capacity: 50.
    • Fred Victor: 64. Capacity: 67.
  • Warming Centre: Site closed.
    • Metro Hall: 0. 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.