There are approximately 7,800 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. To respond to this urgent need, the City of Toronto is building modular housing at the parking lot 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 be:

  • dedicated to seniors, women, Indigenous residents, racialized people, people with disabilities and other people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • studio apartments with a bathroom and a kitchen

The building will also include shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space.

This project is delivered 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). The support services model for this site will be developed by UHN Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, the City of Toronto and 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 factsheet for more information:

Learn more about the site plan application details for this proposal.

Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking South on Dunn Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking South on Dunn Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Front Elevation on Dunn Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Front Elevation on Dunn Avenue. Final design subject to approval.


A virtual community engagement session was held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. with Councillor Gord Perks and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Recording

Questions & Feedback

Please contact the City’s engagement consultant or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback.

Community Liaison Office
Telephone: 437-684-5857
Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale-High Park
Telephone: 416-392-7919

This project timeline includes key milestones for this project, including public engagement opportunities and Council decisions.

The Community Liaison Office is available to receive community comments and questions throughout the project.

  • June 2021 – Community notification and outreach
  • June 16, 2021 – Virtual Community Meeting
  • June 28, 2021 – Planning and Housing Committee meeting to consider MZO request in principle
  • July 14, 2021 – Council meeting
  • September 21, 2021 – Planning and Housing Committee meeting
  • September 30, 2021 – Council meeting
  • March 2022 – Residents move in to new homes

Dates are approximate and subject to change.

What is supportive housing (or housing with support service)

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:

  • What is housing with supports?
  • Why housing with supports is needed in Toronto?
  • Where else housing with supports exists in Toronto?
  • The difference between housing with supports and shelters.
  • Research on housing with supports

The exact location of the proposed building

The modular building will be 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.

How to apply to live in this building

There is not an 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 you can call the City at 311 or visit the Finding Housing webpage.

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