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 both men and women. 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.
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, transgendered 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.