There are more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. To respond to this urgent need, the City of Toronto is building modular supportive housing at the parking lot at 150 Dunn Avenue. Learn more about why supportive housing is so important from the people who live and work there by watching this video.
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:
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 factsheets for more information:
Learn more about the site plan application details for this proposal.
October 2022 – Construction on the new modular building at 150 Dunn Avenue is progressing well with foundation work continuing through October. The modular units are expected to be craned into place beginning alter this fall. Once the craning is complete, the majority of construction work will be contained within the site fencing. The new homes are scheduled to be completed in early 2023.
Please contact the City’s engagement consultant or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback.
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 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.
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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