Location: 348 Davenport Rd.
Client group: Women, people who identify as transgender or gender non-binary
Number of beds: up to 80
Estimated opening date: End of 2018
Service operator: YWCA Toronto
CLC contact: 348davenportclc@gmail.com

Construction and renovations are currently underway!


The City of Toronto plans to open a new women’s shelter on Davenport Road at the end of 2018. The shelter will permanently replace the 24-hour winter respite site that operated at 348 Davenport from January 28 to May 25, 2018.

The new shelter will help homeless women and people who identify as transgender or gender non-binary 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. To learn more, please contact 348DavenportCLC@gmail.com

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

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