There are approximately 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.
The City of Toronto has purchased the property at 65 Dundas St. East (formerly the Bond Hotel) to respond to the urgent need for permanent affordable homes. The existing building will be renovated to offer:
Starting in September 2022 through to the end of 2023, the shelter program will undertake a phased, gradual closure to ensure clients are supported while renovations take place. All clients will receive support to move to another shelter or into housing before the closure of the temporary shelter program, expected by the end of 2023.
Read the Project Factsheet – August 2022 for more information.
The City of Toronto has purchased the building at 65 Dundas St. East to provide permanent homes for people in need as soon as possible. The City is working through the transition from shelter to permanent housing with Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services to ensure residents are properly supported. It is anticipated that residents will begin to move into the new permanent homes in spring of 2023.
The minor variance application will be considered by the Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment on September 21, 2022. See the City’s application information centre for more information on the minor variance application for 65 Dundas St. E.
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.
As part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distancing in the shelter system, 65 Dundas St. East was leased by the City of Toronto for use as a temporary shelter program.
Starting in September 2022, the shelter program will begin a phased closure while renovations take place. All clients will receive support to move to another shelter or into housing before the closure of the temporary shelter program, expected by the end of 2023.
The City is working through the transition from shelter to permanent housing with Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services to ensure residents are properly supported. An experienced property manager will also be selected through a competitive process in 2022 to partner with the support services provider.
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