Shelters and Outreach


416 Drop In Centre (Women) 416-928-3334

Assessment and Referral Centre 1-877-338-3398

Families (Central Family Intake) 416-397-5637

Hostel Outreach Program – COTA (Men) 416-785-9230

Hostel Outreach Program – CRCT (Women) 416-482-4103

St. Stephen’s Corner Drop In 416-964-8747

Street Health (Downtown) 416-921-8668

Street Outreach (North York) 416-990-3317

Streets to Homes 416-392-0090

The Meeting Place Drop In 416-504-4275

Youth Hostel Outreach Program – CTYS 416-504-6100

Halton and Peel Region

♥If you are in the Halton Area (Ontario) and you need Emergency housing, please dial 311 and ask for emergency housing options. Click here

♥Apply for Social housing in the Peel region. Click here

♥Read Peel Regions Housing and Homeless Plan. Click here


♥Apply for housing in Toronto. Click here

♥Finding Solutions for Homeless (Canada). Click here

♥Toronto’s Homeless Twitter Page. Click here

♥ Toronto’s City Homeless Shelter. Click here

♥ Toronto City’s Guide for Homeless. Click here

♥ Toronto’s Covenant House (Shelter). Click here

♥ Toronto’s Red Door Family Shelter. Click here

♥ 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter for Women. Click here


♥♥ * Homeless Statistics♥♥

The information below was taken verbatim from

♥There are approximately 5,000 people in Toronto who are homeless, with nearly 3,200 people on the wait list for supportive housing.  The homeless are often victims of violence, suffer from poor health and nutrition and higher incidence of suicide.  Children, youth, Aboriginal people, new immigrants and refugees make up the segment experiencing the greatest growth.*

♥The chronically homeless, those who are homeless for 3 months or more, are the hardest to help as they are often also dealing with other issues such as addiction and mental illness.

♥Toronto also has a shortage in affordable housing. Many homeless rely on temporary shelters, emergency services or a friend’s hospitality.  Others live “rough” in the city’s parks, ravines and alleys.

♥Finding a safe, affordable place to live can be difficult.  Homes First is here to help.


  • Number of low-income people in Toronto: 604,048
  • Annual income of a low-income adult: less than $20,778
  • Low-income people are most likely: visible minorities, recent immigrants and single parents
  • Annual income needed to afford a one-bedroom apartment: $38,000
  • Percentage of single parents who earn less than that: 55
  • Percentage of couples who earn less than that: 31
  • Percentage of singles who earn less than that: 69
  • Annual amount for a single person receiving Ontario Works: $7,104
  • Monthly shelter allowance of Ontario Works: $368
  • Number of households living in housing that is too small, needs repairs or is unaffordable: 1 in 5
  • Proportion of homeless people who want permanent housing: 9 out of 10

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