There are more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Toronto. New homes with supports are urgently needed to ensure everyone has a warm and 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 is building modular housing at 39 Dundalk Drive (formerly 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.

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.

Community Updates

The City is pleased to share that a new building address has been assigned for the proposed development. The new address for this building is 39 Dundalk Drive. This reflects the building’s front door located on Dundalk Drive.

On-site construction is set to begin in mid-February. At this time, fencing will be erected around the site, tree protection will be put in place, and construction equipment will be brought on-site. Read the update letter below for more information.

Engagement Materials

Two virtual community engagement sessions were held with Deputy Mayor Thompson and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7 pm
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7 pm

Supplementary Information

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.

The exact location of the new building

 The new modular building will be located in the available land at the corner of Dundalk Dr. and Glamorgan Ave.

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.

How to apply 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, you can call the City at 311 or visit the Finding Housing webpage.

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