As part of the City’s response to COVID-19, new shelter locations have opened to create physical distancing for clients from pre-existing shelters, 24-hour respites and 24-hour drop-ins. To date, 34 new locations have opened, with the vast majority of them being leased hotels. There is a possibility of more sites added as needed in response to this emergency situation. For certain sites, the City’s community engagement process may be undertaken. Please select the specific sites below, when available, to learn more about the engagement process for that specific location.

Sites with Community Engagement Underway

Due to COVID-19 and the rapid need to create physical distancing in the shelter system, our typical engagement process (which focuses on communication and integration of new sites, not the location of new sites) was not possible until now. In an effort to practice physical distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote collective well-being, Information Sessions will be online and phone-in only.

Location Community Engagement Session
Roehampton and Broadway Residences Thank you to everyone who participated and watched the Roehampton Residence Information Session on August 19, 2020. View the presentation, review the meeting minutes and watch a recording of the meeting.
Bond Place Hotel

Thank you to everyone who participated in and watched the Bond Hotel Program Information Session on September 10, 2020.

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Map Overview of Physical Distancing Shelter Locations

The City operated 11 shelters and oversee 56 shelters operated by skilled community agencies. An additional 30+ facilities across Toronto that have been opened and closed as part of our COVID-19 response. Sites are located within communities which means that they are often located near other community services like Child Care Centres, Schools and Parks.

View the map overview of current locations by ward, including those opened as part of the City’s COVID-19 response.