There are approximately 7,800 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. New homes with supports are urgently needed to ensure everyone has a warm and safe place to call home. To respond to this urgent need, the City of Toronto is building modular housing at 7 Glamorgan Avenue. The new building will provide homes for approximately 57 people and support their health and well‑being.
The new homes will be:
The building will include shared laundry, a commercial kitchen, a dining area, a communal area, and a programming space.
Read the project’s factsheet for more information.
Learn more about the site plan application details.
Read the staff report considered by the Planning and Housing Committee on May 20, and City Council on June 8, 2021.
Two virtual community engagement sessions will be held with Deputy Mayor Thompson and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.
Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, the community engagement meetings for this project will be held online. You can join the meeting and ask questions using your computer, mobile device or telephone. For more information about how to participate, visit the Participate in City Virtual Engagement Events webpage.
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.
Based on experience here in Toronto and other communities where there is supportive housing, we do not anticipate any increased community safety issues in the neighbourhood as a result of the
new housing. The property will be managed by experienced non‑profit housing providers who will be responsible for responding to community concerns related to the building. The City will continue to work with the selected housing providers after the residents move in.
The City is committed to working with the local community throughout every stage of development and after the building opens. We encourage neighbours to share their interests and priorities for the site, provide feedback on building and site design elements such as lighting, pathways and landscaping, and offer suggestions for how these new homes could benefit both the new
residents and the neighbourhood.
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