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 building at 877 Yonge Street to provide new homes for approximately 244 people and support their health and well-being.
The new homes will be:
Two virtual community information session were held with Councillor Mike Layton and City staff to provide additional information about the project and to answer your questions.
Please contact the Community Liaison Office or the Councillor’s Office if you have questions or feedback:
This building will be managed by St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society, a qualified and experienced non-profit housing provider which brings professional building management experience and expertise providing customized supports tailored to meet the unique needs of each resident. Experienced support workers will be in the building 24/7 to connect residents to a range of supports provided by the non-profit housing operators, health care professionals and other community-based programs.
For more information on what services are provided or to become involved in welcoming the new residents, you can contact the operator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tenants in this building are referred to St. Clare’s by the City of Toronto. If you are in need of housing, you can call the City at 311 or visit the Finding Housing 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.
The building at 877 Yonge St. was formerly a seniors’ residence that ceased general operations in 2019 and the building was sold to a third party. All residents were supported to move into new homes, with the exception of one resident who remained in the building. The other units have remained vacant since 2019.
The City of Toronto purchased the building in April 2021, an important step in ensuring the building did not remain vacant when there is an urgent need for affordable housing in Toronto. The building will provide homes with supports to women, Indigenous residents, seniors, people with disabilities and people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
There is not an application process or waitlist for this building. Tenants for these homes will be identified using a prioritization-based approach between the City, St. Clare’s and their partner support agencies.
If you are in need of housing, you can visit the Finding Housing webpage.
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