Location: 3306 Kingston Road
Client group: Senior men, to expand services to all genders
Number of beds: 100 in total (65 beds at opening)
Estimated opening date: Week of April 15, 2019
Service operator: City of Toronto
CLC contact: clc3306@gmail.com

On December 9, 2015, City Council approved a staff report that recommends a new 100-bed shelter at 3306 Kingston Road for senior men experiencing homelessness. Formerly a hotel, the site will be renovated and transformed into the new home for Birchmount Residence, which needs to move from 1673 Kingston Road due to decaying physical infrastructure. The City of Toronto finalized the purchase of 3306 Kingston Road and detailed architectural drawings have been completed with input from staff and clients.

Birchmount Residence currently provides shelter to 60 senior men. When it moves to 3306 Kingston Road in the Spring of 2019, the new program will be fully AODA compliant and pet friendly. It will provide an additional 40 beds and assist with the Seaton House Transition Plan. There will be professional staff on-site 24/7 to make sure residents have continued access to similar programming and support services. The long-term vision of the new program is to provide an inclusive environment for people of all genders.

When approving the acquisition of 3306 Kingston Road, City Council directed staff to establish a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) in advance of the shelter opening in Spring 2019. The CLC will commence June 2018. City Council also directed staff to develop a comprehensive plan for 3300 and 3306 Kingston Road, which would include exploring opportunities with abutting property owners.

CLC Meeting Minutes are available upon request. If you would like to receive a copy, email ssha.homeless@toronto.ca.

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