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 site at 4626 Kingston Road and is proposing to renovate the existing motel and add a new five-storey building using modular construction. This would create approximately 86 new homes with 24/7 on-site supports for residents.
The new homes will be:
The site will include amenities such as shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining area, a communal area and programming space.
Two virtual engagement sessions have been held with Councillor Jennifer McKelvie and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.
Please contact the Community Liaison Office 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:
There are two parts to the redevelopment, the first is the renovation of the existing motel to provide housing with supports to 21 people who are experiencing homelessness. The renovations started in August.
The second part is the proposal to add modular supportive housing to the site. City staff will pursue approval of the modular supportive housing through the Committee of Adjustment on October 20.
This will allow for more time to learn more about the proposal and provide input on the site plan, including feedback on building and site design elements such as lighting, pathways and landscaping, and suggestions for how these new homes could benefit both the new residents and 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 11 supportive housing projects in 10 different wards. Three projects are complete, with another eight underway, representing approximately 660 new homes.
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, please visit the Finding Housing webpage.
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