Location: 2950-70 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Tentative client group: TBD
Number of expected beds: TBD
Opening date: TBD
Service operator: TBD
The City of Toronto is in the process of purchasing the property at 2950-70 Lake Shore Blvd. W for re-purposing into a municipal shelter.
A community engagement plan has been developed for this site to ensure the community is informed of the planned use of the site, and is able to provide early feedback on any key issues. The early engagement plan also aims to learn about local service needs, to identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership, and to understand services of key stakeholders.
This community engagement process is a little different from the City’s usual engagement process as it is happening before the site purchase is closed. Councillor Mark Grimes brought forward a motion for early engagement, unanimously approved at Council. A more detailed plan to engage community will be developed in early 2021 that will provide more opportunities to get involved as the project at 2950-70 Lakeshore Blvd. West progresses.
Regular community updates are being shared with interested community members by email. Once they have been shared, they are also being posted on this web page. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive regular updates, please contact our Community Engagement Facilitators: Violetta Ilkiw and Maria Crawford.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and watched the information session on Tuesday, October 20. The presentation is now available for reference. The video recording will be posted once the closed-captioning for accessibility purposes has been finalized. The third-party Community Engagement Facilitators will also provide a report on the Community Information Session that will be posted to the web page. While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact us.
A more detailed plan to engage the community will be developed in early 2021, which will provide more opportunities to get involved as the project at 2950-70 Lake Shore Blvd. W. progresses. In order to inform this process, we want to know how you want to hear from us, learn about project developments and be engaged!
Please complete the form by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1.
A Community Safety Walk is planned after the Community Information Session for late October. We will plan for this in consideration of COVID-19 restrictions. More information on the Community Safety Walk will be shared at the upcoming Community Information Session.