In response to the number of people actively experiencing homelessness in Toronto and the urgent need for housing, the City of Toronto is moving ahead with the development of new supportive homes at 11 Brock Avenue.
This new building will provide homes for approximately 40 people and support their health and well-being, and will be built using traditional construction methods. The new homes will be private apartments with a bathroom and kitchen, shared laundry, a commercial kitchen and amenity and programming spaces for tenants. The building will be dedicated to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Rents will be geared to income and will not exceed 30 per cent of a resident’s income, or the shelter allowance of their social assistance.
This project will be delivered by the City of Toronto, with support from all levels of government and in collaboration with the non-profit housing provider partner. The City will release a request for proposals (RFP) in Fall 2023 to select an experienced non-profit housing provider partner. This project has received capital funding from the federal government through Phase 3 of the Rapid Housing Initiative, as well as funding and financial incentives from the City.
The new homes at 11 Brock Ave. will be rent-geared-to-income (RGI), meaning no tenant will pay more than 30 per cent of their income or social assistance shelter allowance on rent.
The building will be operated by an experienced non-profit housing and support services provider. Experienced staff will be on site at all times to connect residents to a range of supports in the building and the wider community through partnerships with health care providers and other community-based programs.
Housing with supports is a combination of deeply affordable housing and on-site supports that equip people to live as independently as possible. Supportive housing can help people stabilize individuals’ lives, help them stay housed and positively contribute to communities.
Tenants for supportive homes are identified using a prioritization-based approach to connect people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing opportunities.
The City and non-profit housing providers coordinate the tenant identification process in partnership with street outreach, shelter, 24-hr respite and hotel/motel program providers.
The property is located near Queen St. W. and Brock Ave. The City purchased this property from the Province of Ontario in 2019 for the purpose of creating new affordable and supportive housing.
Please contact the City’s engagement consultant or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback.