There are approximately 7,800 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto.

To respond to this urgent need, the City of Toronto has purchased the building at 292-296 Parliament St. This building will provide homes for approximately 24 people and support their health and well-being.

The new homes will be:

  • dedicated to women, Indigenous residents, seniors, people with disabilities and other people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • one- and two-bedroom apartments

The building will also include shared laundry, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space.

Read the project factsheet for more information.

A virtual community engagement session was held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6 pm. with Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer questions.

Meeting Presentation 

Meeting Recording

Questions & Feedback

Please contact the City’s engagement consultant if you have questions or feedback.

Community Liaison Office
Ideaspace
Telephone: 437-684-5857
Email: communityliaison@bigideaspace.ca

 

A graph showing the timeline for this project. Community notification starts in June 2021, followed by a community information session on June 23, 2021. Renovation on the new homes also begins in June 2021 and tenants are expected to move in in December 2021.

What is supportive housing (or housing with support services)

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 here, including:

  • What is housing with supports
  • Why housing with supports is needed in Toronto
  • Where else housing with supports exists in Toronto
  • The difference between housing with supports and shelters
  • Research on housing with supports.

Adding more supportive housing to the neighbourhood

With approximately 7,800 people experiencing homelessness in neighbourhoods all across the city, there is an urgent need for new homes with supports. Since December 2020, the City has led the development of 12 supportive housing projects in 11 different wards. Three projects are complete, with another nine underway, representing approximately 780 new homes.

How to apply to live in this building

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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