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.
There has been a temporary slow-down in construction activity at the 150 Dunn site, while the modular builder, NRB Modular Solutions, and the City resolve some technical site matters before beginning foundation work. In addition, on Monday May 2, a residential construction workers’ strike began across Ontario. The City is reviewing the impact of this strike on several supportive housing developments, including 150 Dunn Avenue.
As of the end of May, the majority of labour disruptions have been resolved, and site activity is expected to resume in late May.
The City is pleased to share that on-site construction of this new modular development will begin in early March. At this time, fencing will be erected around the site, tree protection will be put in place, and construction equipment will be brought on site. Please read the community update letter below for more information.
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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