Location: 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West Toronto, ON, M5V 1A3
Client group: Women and couplesaerial view of building complex at 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Number of beds: TBD
Estimated opening date: End of 2018
Service operator: TBD
CLC contact: ssha.homeless@toronto.ca

The City of Toronto plans to open a new women and couples’ shelter at 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West at the end of 2018.

The new shelter will help homeless women and couples to find and keep a permanent home. During the day, residents will receive services from case managers and housing workers tailored to their specific needs. They will also receive increased access to health services, thanks to a collaboration between the City and the Local Health Integration Network.

The shelter will be managed by an experienced non-profit shelter operator chosen through a competitive process. The operator will enter into an operating agreement with the City to meet or exceed Toronto Shelter Standards.

Local residents and business organizations have an opportunity to support the shelter’s success – both for the shelter’s clients and the surrounding community – through a Community Liaison Committee (CLC). This committee will meet in the months leading up to the shelter’s opening and up to six months afterwards. Work is under way to organize the CLC.

If you would like to be involved with the CLC, contact ssha.homeless@toronto.ca.