The number of people actively experiencing homelessness in Toronto continues to grow. New homes with supports are urgently needed to ensure everyone has a warm, safe place to call home. Learn more about why supportive housing is so important from the people who live and work there by watching this video.

To respond to this urgent need, in 2021, the City of Toronto has acquired three floors of the former Super 8 Hotel at 222 Spadina Ave. to create homes with support services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The property has been renovated to provide 84 self-contained supportive homes with 24/7 on-site supports for residents’ health and well-being. Homes First Society, an experienced housing and support services provider, is operating the site and supporting tenants.

The new homes:

  • are dedicated to women, Indigenous residents, seniors, people with disabilities and other people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with a bathroom and a kitchen
  • includes amenities such as shared laundry, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space
  • provide tenants with access to a variety of support services
Exterior view of the affordable supportive housing building at 292-222 Spadina Ave. It’s photo of grey building with an entrance sign saying “Homes First, Everyone needs a home”.
Exterior view of the affordable supportive housing building at 222 Spadina Ave.
A photo of an affordable rental home at 222 Spadina Ave. There is a bed, a dining table and a TV.
An affordable rental home at 222 Spadina Ave.

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The City has completed its selection process for a housing and support services provider at 222 Spadina Ave. Homes First Society has been selected as the housing provider for the 84 units of supportive housing that will be completed at this building in 2022. The City is pleased to be working with Homes First on making this project a success for future residents and the community.

For nearly four decades Homes First has been working to create housing solutions for our city’s most vulnerable, and has experience delivering shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing across 25 sites and support more than 1,600 seniors, families, and single adults on a daily basis.

About Supportive Housing (or Housing with Support Services)

Supportive housing 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 here. 

Applying to Live in this Building

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-hour 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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