Roehampton Hotel (Roehampton Residence) leased by the City of Toronto to create physical distancing

Roehampton Residence

Location: 808 Mt Pleasant Rd.
Tentative client group: Adult singles and couples
Number of expected beds: Up to 174
Opening date: July 3, 2020
Service operator: City of Toronto

The Roehampton Hotel, located at 808 Mount Pleasant Road, has opened to shelter clients as part of the City of Toronto’s three-tiered COVID-19 response. City of Toronto staff operate the site and provide case management, housing help, meals, and recreational programming. The site is staffed 24/7 with additional video security surveillance and two security guards on-site 24/7.

Opening this site allows individuals who are experiencing homelessness to stay safe while ensuring physical distancing in the shelter system. This site will also provide access to supports that help some clients find permanent housing. The opportunity to re-purpose vacant buildings to house people experiencing homelessness is an excellent example of how partnerships and innovative solutions enhance the City’s response to help those experiencing homelessness.

Broadway Residences

Front facing view of Broadway Residences
Broadway Residences was leased by the City of Toronto to create physical distancing

Location: 55/65 Broadway Ave.
Tentative client group: Adult singles and couples
Number of expected beds: Up to 128
Opening date: April 29, 2020
Service operator: City of Toronto

Within the vicinity of the Roehampton Hotel, the City has also leased two buildings at 55/65 Broadway Ave.as supportive housing units as part of the City of Toronto’s three-tiered COVID-19 response.

The work at 55/65 Broadway includes a rapid rehousing program that works with clients to find long-term or permanent housing.Opening this site allows individuals who are experiencing homelessness to stay safe while ensuring physical distancing in the shelter system.

The opportunity to re-purpose vacant buildings to house people experiencing homelessness is an excellent example of how partnerships and innovative solutions enhance the City’s response to help those experiencing homelessness.

Community Engagement Session

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, this Information Session will be online and phone-in.

Date: August 19, 2020
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
How to join: The link to the online session and the call-in number will be available on this page one hour before the session is set to begin. The session will be recorded and available after. Residents are encouraged to send in questions in advance of the session by contacting Swerhun Inc. – the designated Community Engagement Facilitator.

Meeting link will be available on August 19.

Online Feedback Form

A form is available to collect questions and feedback about the shelter at the Roehampton Residence.

Fill out the form