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:

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

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.

Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building showing the front elevation on Glamorgan Avenue.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Front elevation on Glamorgan Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building showing the intersection of Glamorgan Avenue and Dundalk Drive, Looking East.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building –Intersection of Glamorgan Avenue and Dundalk Drive, Looking East. Final design subject to approval.

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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 pm
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7 pm
Please contact the Community Liaison Office or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback:
Community Liaison Office
Ideaspace
communityliaison@bigideaspace.ca
437-684-5857
Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson
Scarborough Centre
councillor_thompson@toronto.ca
416-397-9274

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.

Community safety is our shared priority

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.

Working with neighbours toward a successful project

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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