picture of 92 Peter Street buildingLocation: 92 Peter St.
Shelter residents: Youth
Number of rooms: 144
Opened: May 2021
Service operators: Native Child and Family Services, Covenant House and YMCA

 

Temporary relocation of shelter services currently located at 222 Spadina Ave.

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 to provide replacement for shelter residents formerly living at 222 Spadina Ave.

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 City has and will continue to implement comprehensive infection prevention and control measures in all shelters including 92 Peter Street. More information is available on the Physical Distancing Shelter Sites web page.

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

Community safety is a priority for the City whenever and wherever new services open. Ongoing safety planning will be a key component of the community engagement process. Native Child and Family Services, Covenant House and YMCA staff bring management practices that have proven successful and all staff are trained on de-escalation, conflict resolution and crisis prevention, intervention and management.

Native Child and Family Services, Covenant House and YMCA work closely with Toronto Police Services and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to develop community safety measures for the location. This will includes 24/7 onsite security guards and surveillance cameras installed on all 9 floors occupied by shelter residents.

It is important also to remember that people using shelter services are equal citizens of the city. They can move around communities and use amenities such as parks, public benches like all residents in our collective city. And like all residents, they are also expected to conduct themselves within the rules/laws and by-laws. There is zero tolerance for any violent and/or criminal activity occurring in the shelter or out in the community.

A community engagement plan was developed to provide opportunities for people in the community to support integrating the new service into the community.

You can contact the shelter service providers on site through the Covenant House, YMCA, Native Child and Family Services liaison at 647-688-9054.

All media, including bloggers, should contact media@toronto.ca.

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