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 and video recording are available for reference is now available for reference. The third-party Community Engagement Facilitators will also provide a report on the Community Information Session that will be posted to the web page by the end of November. 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 Community Safety Walk took place on Saturday, October 24. Due to public health guidance around COVID-19, participation was limited to approximately 15 people representing various community resident groups and organizations. A Community Safety Walk report will be shared with the community, with input from participating community members.