There are approximately 96,828 households on the affordable housing waitlist. A lack of affordable housing in Toronto has contributed to increased emergency shelter use and the overall homelessness crisis in our city.
Our affordable housing sites provide accommodations to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Many tenants have previously spent years living rough outdoors, in city shelters, in unhealthy and sub-standard conditions, or in a correctional or health institution. On-site staff run programs, connect tenants to other support services and provide information about the local community.
145 Queen Street East
76 shared units available to all genders. Staff is on-site 24 hours a day to offer support, provide information on programs and services, and give referrals to doctors, dentists, legal help, training and employment opportunities. Residents can also participate in our Open House Drop-in Program which takes place on the main floor every weekday.
40 Oaks Housing Community
This housing is the result of a dream to build deeply affordable housing in the Regent Park community. 40 Oaks consists of 87 apartments, mostly bachelor and one-bedroom suites, with accessible units, and is home to 100 tenants.
Our supported housing model includes elements we know result in strong outcomes for our tenants: faster stabilization, low attrition (more people remain in their housing), and improved health/mental health by offering direct and specialized supports.
All tenants are supported by one of seven partner community services agencies and staff work closely with this community to ensure all tenants are able to access wraparound supports. Regular tenant meetings provide a forum for knowledge exchange and community resource information, and social events such as field trips and cultural celebrations take place several times a year.
Tenants are encouraged to access Drop-in programs in the Community Hub, such as meals, skill-building programs, Food Skills programs, Gardening, and Peer Advocacy services.
Dawes Road Housing
48 housing units for families, singles, and couples – it also has an outdoor recreational area and a community garden.
Mortimer Avenue Housing
32 units for singles, two and lone-parent families, transgender families, people with disabilities and youth living independently but supported by the Crown. The building has a shared cooking area and a community space for gathering and celebrations.
Palace Street Housing
A 10-storey apartment building in the Canary District – a piece of the legacy from the Athletes’ Village for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. This is a new community building with approximately 300 tenants including children and youth who are now securely and affordably housed.