Research reports in this section focus on social issues such as poverty, youth, seniors, crime response, community housing, tower building renewal, newcomers and refugees, social procurement and more.

The SPAR Monitor Newsletter provides summaries of research reports in the field of social sciences from across Canada and North America.

More social reports can be found on the Neighbourhood Profiles, Neighbourhood Improvement Area Profiles and City Stats in Detail pages. For any additional reports, please contact

Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Homes & Services – Annual Report 2018

Neighbourhoods Strategy

Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 Reports (TSNS 2020)

Newcomer Strategy

Toronto Newcomer Strategy – policy & programs for new immigrants arriving in the last 5-10 years – Full Report

Poverty Reduction Strategy

Seniors Strategy

Services for Undocumented Torontonians Report

Access to City Services for Undocumented Torontonians: Progress Report 2015

Singles Study

To help understand the characteristics and experiences of singles in receipt of OW, view three Singles Study videos.

Social Development Strategy

Toronto Social Development Strategy – Final Report 2001

Toronto Employment & Social Services

2022 Service Highlights Report – Full Report

Youth Equity Strategy