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:
Please contact the Community Liaison Office if you have questions or feedback.
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.
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.
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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