Location: 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Client group: Women and couplesaerial view of building complex at 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Number of beds: TBD
Estimated opening date: Early 2019
Service operator: TBD
CLC contact: clc.545lakeshorew@gmail.com

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.

Community Engagement

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.

A meeting session is being held to provide an update to members of the public who are interested in being considered for the Community Liaison Committee (CLC) at 545 Lakeshore Blvd West and 701 Fleet Street.

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queens Quay West

For more information, please contact:
Bruce Davis

Following this meeting, the first official CLC session is expected to commence in January 2019.