picture of 92 Peter Street buildingLocation: 92 Peter St.
Client group: Youth
Number of Beds: Up to 144 rooms
Opening Date: May 2021
Service Operators: Native Child and Family Services, Covenant House and YMCA

Service: Temporary relocation of shelter services currently located at 222 Spadina Ave., leased until Dec 31, 2021

As part of the City’s response to COVID-19  and the need for physical distancing in the shelter system, 92 Peter Street has been leased by the City of Toronto until December 31, 2021 to provide replacement space for the Youth Agencies Downtown Hotel Program currently located at 222 Spadina Ave.

92 Peter Street is one of over 25 additional sites in 13 different wards opened across Toronto as part of the City’s COVID-19 response.

Please see fact sheet for the project.

92 Peter St. is a pet friendly shelter, providing emergency shelter and programming support services for vulnerable youth through three service providers: Native Child and Family Services, Covenant House and YMCA.

The same services currently offered at 222 Spadina Ave. will be provided to residents at 92 Peter St. The site will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will provide wrap-around support for residents, including:

  • all meals and laundry
  • access to mental health and physical health supports
  • access to harm reduction supplies and supports to reduce potential harms related to substance use
  • case managers and Housing Help workers on site
  • recreational and social engagement programming

A community engagement plan has been developed to provide opportunities for people in the community to support integrating the new service into the community. Community engagement will include:

  • Third party Community Engagement Facilitator to review and respond to feedback on key issues from the community
  • Project Updates, Briefings and Outreach as required
  • Virtual Stakeholder Meeting for representatives of local resident associations, businesses, institutions and community groups
  • Option to establish Community Liaison Committee (CLC) or other activities

For questions, comments or concerns, community members are encouraged to contact the Community Engagement Facilitator, Jane Farrow, of the Dept of Words & Deeds, at

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Learn more about the City’s plan for services for those experiencing homelessness during COVID-19.