News Release
August 6, 2020

This afternoon, Toronto Fire Services responded to a fire at one of the City of Toronto’s interim shelter programs, located at 65 Broadway Ave.

The fire has been contained and there are no reports of injuries at this time.

Toronto Fire Services is investigating.

The Broadway Avenue program is designed to be temporary, while the units are vacant pending redevelopment. This site houses approximately 150 clients. Since April 29, clients have been moved from encampments to this site. Case management and housing search supports have been provided, resulting in 14 clients securing permanent housing.

The City will vacate this site by the end of August 2020. Clients will be assisted to move to an alternate temporary location located in another neighbourhood if permanent housing cannot be secured by that time. Until that time, the City is actively working to address concerns raised by the community to ensure the safety of residents, clients and staff at this site.

This program is one of more than 30 programs activated by the City as part of the COVID-19 response to homelessness.

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