Note: If you are in need of immediate housing please call 311  – shelter hotline and they will assist you.

360 KIDS

10415 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0Z3
Tel: 905-475-6694

Offers a safe place for homeless youth and helps them overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability. 360 KIDS also offers many programs and counselling opportunities for youth to help them rebuild their lives.

Hours: Weekdays 9am-5pm

Central Family Intake

A 24/7 telephone intake service for individuals and families in need of emergency shelter.  Counsellors assist callers to access emergency shelters, and provide eviction prevention and other services as needed. Please call the intake line 416-397-5637.

Central Intake

Tel: 311
Toll Free: 1-877-338-3398

Call if you need emergency shelter.

Street Helpline

Tel: 416-392-3777

Information and referral helpline for persons experiencing homelessness.

Youth Without Shelter

6 Warrendale Court
Toronto, ON M9V 1P9
Tel: 416-748-0110
Kipiling Ave & John Garland Blvd

Emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth aged 16 to 24.

Covenant House

20 Gerrard St E,
Toronto, ON M5B 2K8
Tel: 416-598-4898
Toll Free: 1-800-435-7308
Yonge St & Gerrard St E

Horizons For Youth

422 Gilbert Ave
Toronto, ON M6E 4X3
Tel: 416-781-9898
Eglington Ave W & Caledonia Rd

Horizons for Youth provides emergency accommodation for up to 35 youth each night. Our Residential Program ensures the basic needs of each youth are met by providing them with a bed to sleep in, 3 meals per day, clothing, personal hygiene products and services, and access to internet, computer, and television. All Staff operate from a Strengths Based Approach, implementing the Resiliency Model in every aspect of their work.

Turning Point Youth Services

95 Wellesley Street, East
Toronto, ON M4Y 2X9
Tel: 416-925-9250 x 241
Wellesley St E & Jarvis St

Provides emergency shelter for youth ages 16-24 years of age. This is a dormitory style shelter with 8-10 beds per room. The shelter is not highly structured and is flexible

Eligible: Males aged 16-24


Tel: For employment & housing inquires – 416-364-4716 ext 236
E-mail: [email protected]

Works with homeless and at risk youth ages 16-24 to get them off the streets permanently they operate 3 shelters in the greater Toronto area

Eva’s Place

Tel: 416-441-1414
Crisis Line: 416-441-4060

Is a short term shelter facility for homeless youth ages 16-21. The shelter has a family reconnect program to help youth rebuild relationships with their families.

Eva’s Phoenix

Tel: 416-364-4716

Is a referral only transitional housing and training facility provides housing for youth ages 16-24 for up to a full year. The also offer employment and pre-apprenticeship for youth ages 16-29 and shared town house style units with access to common areas.

Eva’s Satellite


Tel: 416-229-1874
Crisis Line: 416-642-1534

Toronto’s only harm reduction shelter for youth ages 16-24. They offer counseling psychiatric, withdrawal management and community support.

Toronto Housing Co.

176 Elm St
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z8
Tel: 416-397-7400

Housing search help for newcomers!

Open: Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm

Nellie’s Shelter

754 Queen St E,
Toronto, ON M4M 1H4
Tel: 416-461-7561

Provide’s women and children with programs and services who have faced violence, poverty and homelessness.

Open: Weekdays 9am-5pm

Central Family Intake

A 24/7 telephone intake service for individuals and families in need of emergency shelter.  Counsellors assist callers to access emergency shelters, and provide eviction prevention and other services as needed. Please call the intake line 416-397-5637.

Central Intake

Tel: 311
Toll Free: 1-877-338-3398

Call if you need emergency shelter.

Street Helpline

Tel: 416-392-3777

Information and referral helpline for persons experiencing homelessness.

St. Stephen’s Community House Corner Drop-in and L.L. Odette Place

260 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
Tel: 416- 964- 8747 ext. 266
Spadina Ave & College St

St. Stephen’s offers housing programs for men and women whom experience chronic homelessness from eviction related to mental illness. Supports range from helping tenants to find a doctor or psychiatrist; to escorting them to community activities; to teaching them to plan and prepare their own meals; to helping them work towards finding a job or getting involved in volunteer work.

Open: Mon- Fri 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Elisa House
Tel: 416-259-2528

Elisa house is a combination transitional housing program and emergency shelter for up to 38 women ages 18 and older-Service concentration is for women who have experienced or a dealing with addition, mental health, immigration issues, abuse and poverty.

Redwood Shelter

Tel: 416-533-9372
Crisis Line: 416-533-8538

Offers help to women and children so they may live free from domestic abuse. They provide safe and accessible services – from a secure home to counseling to legal support.

Dixon Hall

Out of the Cold
58 Sumach Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3J7
Tel:  416-699-OOTC
Queen St E & River St

Provides safe refuge, hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless community throughout the City of Toronto.

Dixon Hall

Schoolhouse Shelter
349 George Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2N2
Tel: 416-960-9240

Offers a  55-bed facility which provides shelter for men only.

Dixon Hall

Heyworth House
2714 Danforth Ave,
Toronto, ON M4C 1L7
Tel: 416-691-0012
Danforth Ave & Dawes Rd

A 70 bed emergency shelter for men, women and couples.

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Tel: 416-743-1733
Crisis Line: 416-746-3701

Provides temporary emergency housing, crisis counseling and protection for women and children escaping from situations of emotional, psychological and physical abuse.

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke

Office Tel: 416-252-7949
TTY: 416-252-5829
Crisis Line & Shelter: 416-252-0361

To provide a safe refuge, counselling, support and advocacy for women and their children who are fleeing violence.

Seaton House

339 George Street,
Toronto, ON M5A 2N2
Tel: 416-392-5522 ext. 5527
George St & Gerrard St E

A homeless shelter for men operated by the city of Toronto.

Adam House

430 Gladstone Ave,
Toronto, ON M6H 3H9
Tel: 416-538-2836
Bloor St & Dufferin St

Provides new refugee claimants with clean and safe living accommodations.

Fred Victor’s Women’s Hostel

67 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
Tel: 416-392-9292
Adelaide St & Church St

A shelter for women who are facing eviction or fleeing domestic violence.

Fife House

490 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4X 1K9
Tel: 416-205-9888
Wellesley St E & Sherbourne St

Fife House strives to provide secure and affordable supportive housing and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.


Interim Place
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 45070
Mississauga, ON L5G 1C9


Administrative Office
Telephone: (905) 403-9691
Fax: (905) 403-9808

Interim Place provides shelter, support, counselling and advocacy to help abused women and their children to break the cycle of violence. Place operates two emergency shelters for women and children who are leaving abuse. They also operate a Community Support and Outreach Program (CSO) for women in the community who have experienced violence. Interim Place is a community based feminist women’s organization committed to social justice and anti-oppression.

Street Haven at the Crossroads

87 Pembroke St
Toronto, ON M5A 2N9
Tel: 416-967-6060

Offers a variety of integrated services to women experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.

Arrabon House

29 Wilson Park Road,
Toronto, ON M6K 3B6
Tel: 416-536-7037
Roncesvalles Ave & King St W

Arrabon House is based in the Parkdale community and offers safe shelter, positive life skills, emotional support and an after care program to adolescent girls and young women.

Sancta Maria House/Quinn House

102 Bernard Ave,
Toronto ON, M5R 1R9
Tel: 416-925-7333
Bernard St and St. George St

Sancta Maria House is a housing program for young women 16-19 years of age. Eligibility for admission includes no history of violent behaviour, must work or attend school or rehabilitation program. Residence is free of cost with 1 year maximum stay (flexible). Quinn House is a transitional housing program offered for low- income women 18-22 years of age. Cost for rent is affordable geared to income with 1 year maximum stay (flexible).

Open: Mon- Fri 10:00 am- 4:00 pm


747 Warden Ave,
Toronto ON, M1L 4A8
Tel: 416-967-1773
Warden Ave & St. Clair Ave E

Co-op housing for youth age 16-21. Home is shared with 3-4 people and rent is approximately 335 per month. There is a full time live-in mentor and youth worker who support your independent living. You are required to be in school or working during the day. There are 4 homes to choose from: Pape and Danforth, Birchmount and St. Clair, Runnymede and Annette and Queen and Parliament. For more information please contact Debbie MacArthur, Co-op Program Coordinator at 416-967-1773.

Sprott Walmer Residence YMCA Centre

21 Walmer Road
Toronto, ON
M5R 2W7
Tel: 647-438-8383


Sprott home is an affordable and supported housing program for young adults (16 to 24 years old). Residents are selected through a screening process and are supported by a team of YMCA staff. Call to check for availability.

Housing Connections

176 Elm St,
Toronto, ON  M5T 3M4
Tel: 416-981-6111
University Ave & Dundas St W

Free of Charge. Provides a one-stop housing solution for people looking for affordable housing in Toronto. Monthly workshops offered on the application process. Access to the central waiting list for approximately 70,000 subsided units in Toronto, you can apply for rent geared to income housing. This is a long term solution to housing due to housing list being extensive 2-10 year waiting list.

Loft Community Services

15 Toronto St, 9th Flr,
Toronto, ON, M5C 2C5
Tel: 416- 979- 1994
Yonge St & King St E

LOFT offers housing for persons with diagnosed mental health, addiction for persons who are in contact with the justice system.  The waiting list depends on the situation with the client.  If the client is at high risk of becoming homeless the waiting list is 1-3 months for a rooming house (shared room), 6 months for a shared accommodation and for a separate housing unit the wait list is between 1-3 years. For those who are not homeless these wait lists are between 3-7 years for private units.  This agency also offers homes for youth who require 24 hour staff support.

The Access Point


The Access Point allows applicants who are 16 years of age or older, have mental health and/or addictions concerns, qualify for a housing subsidy under the criteria set by the Ministry of Health, and willingness to accept some level of support from the housing provider to apply for supportive housing. Applicants can apply for three different programs:
Mental Health Supportive Housing Program

The Access Point facilitates linkages to supportive housing with various levels of support including shared housing such as group homes, boarding homes and rooming houses, as well as independent housing.

Problematic Substance Use Housing Program

The Access Point facilitates linkages to low support independent housing.
Applicant must also:

  • have a severe and active substance use challenge
  • be homeless or marginally housed
  • be a high intensity service user of emergency departments, hospitals, withdrawal management and/or the justice system

Mental Health and Justice Housing Program

The Access Point facilitates linkages to low support independent housing. Applicant must also:

  • be homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness
  • have current involvement with the Criminal Justice system at time of housing intake
  • be referred by a priority referral source such as various professionals working in the justice system

Beverly Lodge

[email protected]
Paul Demaniw, Director

For young men 14 to 18, contact Centralized Access to Residential Services (CARS) at skylarkyouth.org/what-we-do/system-services

Ingles Housing and Support Services


The Ingles Program offers youth addiction services and supportive housing to women aged 16 to 26, in recovery from serious substance abuse. The program includes high and low support housing options and specialized youth addiction case management for residents and in the community.

The Ingles Program encourages independence by supporting each woman in exploring her own strengths. Case managers work one-on-one to develop an empathic, hopeful and continuous relationship and provide a range of supports as well as acting as system navigators and advocates to link clients with the resources they need. Ingles is the only youth-specific program of this type in Toronto.

George Herman House


George Herman House is a transitional, residential home for women recovering from mental health diagnoses in Toronto, that focuses on holistic programming, good nutrition and compassionate support.



Margaret’s provides a variety of accommodation options for women who are experiencing mental health issues. Their housing options include:

High-support Transitional Housing

High-support Transitional Housing is a two-year housing program. Housing staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support to residents. Staff assists residents to develop life skills, educate residents about their illnesses, provide medication management, and help residents so that they may engage in meaningful activities.

Semi-Supportive Housing

These are permanent and self-contained dwelling units (various locations in Toronto) where staff meets with individuals on a weekly basis (more often if needed). The team provides case management, crisis management, life skills coaching, advocacy, wellness education, medication monitoring and facilitate access to community services and resources.

Congregate “Kinship” Housing

This unique housing program allows for the development of trust, friendship, and peer support. Residents obtain support from their peers in a permanent congregate living environment (various locations in Toronto, which builds upon an existing relationship and provides them with optimal living arrangements. Kinship housing facilitated by the development of policies, partnerships, and practices that encourage resident involvement in all facets of program development.

Applicants must be:

  • women
  • between 18-65 years old (over 65 in exceptional circumstances)
  • diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
  • living in Ontario
  • working towards recovery
  • referred from psychiatric or general hospital, shelters, community agencies, self, or families

Peel Youth Village Transitional Housing


Peel Youth provides safe, stable, and transitional housing for applicants between the ages of 16 and 30. Everyone has their own bedroom, with kitchens and bathrooms shared. The building also has laundry machines, a gym, and meeting rooms, and specialists on site including support for health and wellness, housing, recreational therapy, addiction recovery, justice issues, education, personal fitness, employment, and mental health.

Applicants must be:

  • 16-30 years old
  • in need of housing and supports (not in immediate crisis)
  • have a current source of income, or be eligible to receive Ontario Works assistance
  • Be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or possess conventional refugee status
  • Be willing to sign an Occupancy Agreement

Landlord Connect

Landlordconnect.ca lists units that are affordable market-rent vacancies in the City of Toronto. The list is available to housing help professionals who are members of the RENT network.

The housing help sector works with people who are on fixed income and the working poor. Landlords who post their units with Landlordconnect.ca agree to offer affordable housing and work with housing professionals to maintain tenancies.

Landlordconnect.ca also offers a resource for housing workers looking for emergency housing for tenants. An Emergency Board allows emergency housing requests to be made directly to members. Landlordconnect.ca also offers Specialty Listings for housing professionals.



1st Stop Woodlawn Residence
Intake Coordinator
Tel: 416-961-8100 ext 508
[email protected]

Located in Rosedale, has 72 private private, furnished single or double rooms for women. There is shared washrooms, TV rooms, lounges and kitchens, 24-hour security, closed circuit cameras, complimentary breakfast, cooking facilities, refrigerated food lockers available for rent, coin operated laundry, sunny main floor common room, resource library with computers and books, cafeteria, vending machines, recreational activities and trips and there is a restriction on overnight guests. There is also dinner available for $10 for 5 dinners per week
Eligible: single women 16 years of age and older who want to an affordable, safe room in shared accommodation
Rent starts at $516 monthly for a regular single room (9×12) (heat and hydro included) and there are some rooms that are geared to income.


Pape Avenue Apartments
Intake Coordinator
Tel: 416-961-8100 ext 508
[email protected]

Offer a large 1, 2 and 3-bedroom unfurnished apartments with either a sunroom or balcony, secure building with closed circuit cameras, utilities included (heat and hydro), coin-operated laundry on-site, air conditioned units. parking available (additional cost), on-site playground and basketball court, community room

Eligible: Single women and women with children who are homeless or fleeing violence and women who are interested in contributing to community life.

Rent is geared to income

Note: They are currently only accepting internal applications from YWCA shelters. This includes YWCA Arise, Women’s Shelter, 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter and Beatrice House.



Housing Intake
416.961.8101 x397
[email protected].

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre includes 300 units of permanent housing for three different residents groups: 165 affordable rental units, 50 units for Indigenous women and their families (including 10 women-led families fleeing violence), and 85 units for women with mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use needs.

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre also offers market rental housing to women and women-led families. Our Elizabeth Street facility features  Junior 1, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments with 24/7 concierge service, yoga room, rooftop terrace and courtyard with green space, all conveniently located downtown close to TTC.



Housing Intake
416.961.8101 x397
[email protected]

Located in Rexdale, YWCA Bergamot Apartments is a 68-unit affordable apartment building for single women and women with children. Current languages spoken by staff are English and Spanish.

Humewood House

40 Humewood Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M6C 2W4
Telephone: 416-651-5657
Fax: 416-654-3670

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