The City is pleased to share that Fred Victor has been selected as the non-profit housing provider to manage the approximately 86 new supportive homes being created at this location. For more information please see the March 8 Community Update Letter.

There are more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. 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, 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:

  • Studio apartments with a bathroom and a kitchen.
  • Dedicated to women, Indigenous residents, seniors, people with disabilities and other people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness

The site will include amenities such as shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining area, a communal area and programming space.


Preliminary artist's rendering of the modular building, from Orchard Park Dr. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building, from Orchard Park Dr. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist's rendering of the modular building, looking west on Orchard Park Dr. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building, looking west on Orchard Park Dr. Final design subject to approval.

Community Updates

Previous Engagement Sessions

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.

Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7pm
Meeting Presentation
Meeting Summary (Unfortunately due to technical issues, a video recording of the Community Meeting held on June 24th is not available).
Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 7pm
Meeting Presentation 
Recording of the Meeting

Questions & Feedback

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

Community Liaison Office                             
Councillor Jennifer McKelvie
Scarborough-Rouge Park


About supportive housing (or housing with support service)

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:

  • 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.

The development process for this site

There are two parts to the redevelopment, the first is the renovation of the existing motel to provide housing with supports to 22 people who are experiencing homelessness. The renovations started in August.

The second part is the proposal to add a modular  housing building to the site to create a further 64 supportive homes.

Adding more supportive housing to the neighbourhood

With more than 8,000 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.

Applying 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, please visit the Finding Housing webpage.


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