In response to the number of people actively experiencing homelessness in Toronto and the urgent need for housing, the City, in partnership with all orders of government, the University Health Network (UHN) Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine and the United Way of Greater Toronto (UWGT), is building modular supportive housing at the parking lot located at 150 Dunn Avenue.
This new four-storey modular building will provide homes for approximately 51 people and support their health and well-being. The new homes will include studio apartments with a bathroom and a kitchen, shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space. The building will be dedicated to people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, including seniors, women, Indigenous residents, racialized people, people with disabilities and others.
The support services model for this site will be developed by UHN Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, the City and its community partners. It will incorporate a range of health and social services to be delivered onsite. Through this partnership with UHN, residents will also be connected to primary care and other health services within the hospital’s Parkdale campus.
Read the project factsheets for more information:
Learn more about this proposal by viewing the site plan application details.
NON-PROFIT HOUSING PROVIDER UPDATE
The City of Toronto is pleased to announce that Fred Victor has been selected as the housing and support services provider at 150 Dunn Ave.
Fred Victor is a multi-service charitable organization that works to improve the health, income and housing stability of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Toronto. Fred Victor currently provides services to 3,000 people a day at 23 locations throughout Toronto. Fred Victor brings 128 years of experience helping people rebuild their lives and a proven record as owner and operator of affordable and supportive housing.
The City thanks all non-profit housing providers who participated in the Request for Proposal process and is excited to work with Fred Victor, University Health Network Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, the United Way of Greater Toronto and other community partners on making this project a success for future residents
and the broader community.
Construction on the building at 150 Dunn Ave. continues and is expected to be completed by late Spring 2024.
The City’s Community Liaison remains available to respond to your questions about the project and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 437-684-5857.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The new four-storey building will provide homes for approximately 51 people with on-site services that can support their health and well-being. The new homes will be furnished studio apartments with a bathroom and kitchen. The building will also include amenities such as shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining
area, a communal area and programming space.
This project is led by the City of Toronto and the University Health Network Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, and delivered in partnership with all orders of government, and the United Way of Greater Toronto.
Housing with supports is a combination of deeply affordable housing and on-site supports that enable people to live as independently as possible. Supportive housing can help people stabilize their lives, help them stay housed and positively contribute to communities.
Learn more about supportive housing, including:
The modular building is located on the area currently being used as a parking lot, specifically the area of the south parking lot of UHN’s EW Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care.
There is no application process or waitlist for this building. Tenants for these homes will be identified using a prioritization-based approach to connect people experiencing homelessness to this permanent housing opportunity.
The City and the selected non-profit housing provider will coordinate the tenant identification process in partnership with street outreach, shelter, 24-hr respite, and hotel/motel program providers.
If you are in need of housing, call 311 or see Finding Housing.
Please contact the City’s engagement consultant or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback.
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