Roehampton Residence

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

Location: 808 Mt Pleasant Rd.
Shelter residents: Adult singles and couples
Number of beds: Up to 174
Opened: July 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.


Community Meeting – Understanding the Opioid Crisis

At the request of community members, the City facilitated conversation to discuss the opioid crisis on Monday, May 17. Review the presentation. .

Community Engagement Session

Thank you to everyone who participated in and watched the Roehampton Residence Information Session on August 19, 2020.

View the presentation, review the meeting minutes and watch a recording of the meeting.

Community Liaison Committee

The Community Liaison Committee has been established and includes representatives of residents, businesses, and community organizations interested in identifying and problem-solving concerns and challenges related to the shelter in collaboration with City staff to ensure successful integration for the shelter into the community. The Terms of Reference and publicly available contact information for the member organizations are available below.

Meeting summaries, once reviewed and finalized by the CLC, will be made publicly available here so that everyone can stay updated. If you have questions about the Community Liaison Committee please email

Review the Community Liaison Committee Terms of Reference

Next CLC meeting: November 18, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

CLC Meeting Summaries

Community Liaison Committee Organizations

School Safety Plan

The Midtown School Safety Plan was prepared by the City of Toronto with input from the Toronto Police Service Division 53, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees, TDSB administration, principals and vice-principals of five local schools, as well as representatives of local parent councils.

Read the plan’s details.

The plan was developed over four meetings held in the last month with the objective of developing and implementing the plan prior to the start of the school. Based on the stakeholders’ input, the City worked closely with the local school principals and the broader group to:

  • Complete safety walkabouts at and around school properties to ensure the Safety Plan covers key areas of concern
  • Gather data on peak times and student walking routes to inform the School Safety Plan and
  • Refine the proposed approach and school-specific implementation plans

This group of stakeholders will continue meeting on a regular basis to review the School Safety Plan and refine it, as necessary.

Community Bulletin Updates

Online Feedback Form

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

Fill out the Form