There are approximately 7,800 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. New homes with supports are urgently needed to ensure everyone has a warm, safe place to call home. To respond to this urgent need, the City of Toronto has purchased the building at 222 Spadina Ave. to provide new homes for approximately 84 people and support their health and well-being.

The new homes will be:

  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments with a bathroom and a kitchen.
  • Dedicated to women, Indigenous residents, seniors, people with disabilities and people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • The building will also include amenities such as shared laundry, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space.
  • Tenants will have access to a variety of support services.

Read the project’s factsheet in:

Please contact the Community Liaison Office or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback:

Community Liaison Office                             
Ideaspace
communityliaison@bigideaspace.ca
437-684-5857
Councillor Joe Cressy
Spadina-Fort York
416-392-4044

 

All renovations are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021.

 

What is 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. 

Where are the existing shelter clients at 222 Spadina Ave. moving to?

The current residents of the temporary shelter at 222 Spadina will move to a temporary shelter leased by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) at 92 Peter Street. SSHA will support current residents of 222 Spadina Ave. in their move to 92 Peter St.

As part of the City’s response to COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing in the shelter system, 92 Peter Street has been leased by the City of Toronto to provide replacement space for shelter residents currently living at 222 Spadina Avenue. 92 Peter Street will operate as a temporary emergency shelter serving youth until December 2021, and is one of more than 40 additional sites in 13 wards opened across the city to support physical distancing. For more information on the temporary shelter relocation at 92 Peter Street or to learn more about plans and services for those experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 please visit www.toronto.ca/PhysicalDistancingShelters or contact the Community Engagement Facilitator via email 92peterstreet@gmail.com or phone 437-522-9510.

 

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