Housing/Shelter (BH)

Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

Housing Connections

Office phone: 416-981-6111
Fax: 416-981-6112
E-mail: ask@housingconnections.ca
Web Address: www.housingconnections.ca
Address: 176 Elm St, Main Fl, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M4

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Intersection: University Ave-Dundas St W
  • Phone Representatives: -- Mon, Wed-Fri (8:30 am - 12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm), Tue (10:00 am - 6:00 pm); closed last Tuesday every month
  • Resource Centre -- Mon, Wed-Fri (8:30 am-4:30 pm), Tue (10:00 am - 6:00 pm), closed last Tuesday of every month

Area Served: City of Toronto
Languages of service: English ; French ; interpreters may be arranged for other languages
Eligibility: Persons with legal status in Canada, 16 years and over
How to apply: Call, visit the website, or drop in to any Community Partner (see list on website)
Fees: None
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
Service description:
  • coordinates central waiting list and determines eligibility for subsidized rental housing (including municipal nonprofits, private nonprofits, and municipal cooperatives)
  • administers subsidized housing programs with private landlords, including Rent Supplement and Canada-Ontario-Toronto Housing allowance programs
  • online application form, online update of current applications, and housing listings
  • information on social housing opportunities, waiting lists
  • help making housing choices and form filling
  • a subsidiary of Toronto Community Housing Corporation -- see separate entry
  • automated telephone service -- 416-981-6111 -- Monday - Sunday (24 hours), for information or to update applications already on file
  • Community Partners -- application forms and assistance with initial applications available at 39 locations (see list on website)

For complete list of Housing Connections Partners, visit http://www.housingconnections.ca/pdf/CommunityPartnerDirectory.pdf

Community Centre 55
97 Main St, Toronto, ON, M4E 2V6
Intersection: Main St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-691-1113
Contact: Evonne Hossack, Program Director
Web Address: www.centre55.com
Fax: 416-691-8269
Officer: Bob Murdoch, Executive Director - Toronto East

Toronto Christian Resource Centre
40 Oak St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2C6
Intersection: Parliament St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-363-4234
Contact: Andrew Allan, Community Chaplain
E-mail: crc@tcrc.ca
Web Address: www.tcrc.ca
Fax: 416-363-7006
Officer: Michael Blair, Executive Director - Toronto East

Toronto. Hostel Services Unit. Robertson House
291 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2R9
Intersection: Sherbourne St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-392-5662 ; 416-397-5637 Central Family Intake
Web Address: www.toronto.ca/housing/index.htm
Fax: 416-392-3897
Officer: Christine Watt, Manager - Toronto East

WoodGreen Community Services. Homelessness and Housing Help Services
835 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1H9
Intersection: Pape Ave-Queen St E
Office phone: 416-469-5211 ext 1175
Contact: Rima Zavys, Director
E-mail: housinghelp@woodgreen.org
Web Address: www.woodgreen.org
Fax: 416-469-0825 - Toronto East

Centre francophone de Toronto
22 College St, Main Fl, Toronto, ON, M5G 1K3
Intersection: Yonge St-College St
Office phone: 416-922-2672
Contact: Monique Truong, Head of Finance / Operations
E-mail: contact@centrefranco.org
Web Address: www.centrefranco.org
Fax: 416-922-6624
Officer: Jean-Gilles Pelletier, Directeur exécutif - Toronto Central

Last complete update: 2010-03-25
Last modified: 2011-08-03

Agencies and organizations serving homeless youth

Central Toronto Community Health Centres
Shout Clinic

467 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G8

Intersection: Jarvis St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-927-8553
E-mail: info@ctchc.com
Web Address: www.ctchc.com
Fax: 416-927-9365

Covenant House
20 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-598-4898
Contact: Carol Howes, Director, Residential and Outreach Services
E-mail: general@covenanthouse.on.ca
Web Address: www.covenanthouse.on.ca
Fax: 416-204-7030
Officer: Ruth daCosta, Executive Director

Eva''s Initiatives
215 Spadina Ave, Ste 370, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7

Intersection: Spadina Ave-Dundas St W
Office phone: 416-977-4497 Administration
Contact: Executive Assistant
E-mail: info@evas.ca
Web Address: www.evasinitiatives.com
Fax: 416-977-6210
Officer: Maria Crawford, Executive Director

Justice for Children and Youth
415 Yonge St, Ste 1203, Toronto, ON, M5B 2E7

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-920-1633
Contact: Mary Ann Paterson, Office Manager
E-mail: info@jfcy.org
Web Address: www.jfcy.org
Fax: 416-920-5855
Officer: Martha Mackinnon, Executive Director

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
295 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S2

Intersection: Spadina Ave-College St
Office phone: 416-969-8510
E-mail: info@nativechild.org
Web Address: www.nativechild.org
Fax: 416-928-0706
Officer: Kenn Richard, Executive Director

Oolagen Community Services
65 Wellesley St E, Ste 500, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Intersection: Church St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-395-0660
E-mail: ocs@oolagen.org
Web Address: www.oolagen.org
Fax: 416-395-0666
Officer: Bob Engel, Executive Director

Sketch -- Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth
580 King St W, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 1M3

Mail Address: 119 Spadina Ave, Box 63, Station B, Toronto, ON, M5T 2T2
Intersection: Spadina Ave-King St W
Office phone: 416-516-5428 Administration ; 416-516-1559 Studio
Contact: Chad Mohr, Administrator
E-mail: info@sketch.ca
Web Address: www.sketch.ca
Fax: 416-516-6286
Officer: Rudy Ruttimann, General Manager

Street Kids International
302 Bay St, 5th floor, Ste B, Toronto, ON, M5X 1A1

Mail Address: TDC Postal Station, Box 1026 77 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5K 1P2
Intersection: Bay St-King St W
Office phone: 416-504-8994
E-mail: info@streetkids.org
Web Address: www.streetkids.org
Fax: 416-504-8977
Officer: David Pell, Executive Director

Turning Point Youth Services
95 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2X9

Intersection: Jarvis St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-925-9250
E-mail: turningpoint@turningpoint.ca
Web Address: www.turningpoint.ca
Fax: 416-925-9926
Officer: Colin Dart, Executive Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Drop-In Centre

381 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259
E-mail: evergreen@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-977-2890
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Evergreen Employment Resource Centre

381 Yonge St, Bsmt, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259 ext 245
Contact: Gail Meats, Coordinator
E-mail: evergreenerc@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-977-7129
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Evergreen Health Centre

381 Yonge St, Bsmt, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259 ext 238
Contact: Ruth Ewert, Coordinator
E-mail: healthcentre@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-597-1081
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director


7 Vanauley St, Toronto, ON, M5T 2V9

Intersection: Spadina Ave-Queen St W
Office phone: 416-703-3361
E-mail: staffat.innercity@youthlink.ca
Web Address: www.youthlink.ca
Fax: 416-703-3359
Officer: Patty Letourneau, Program Supervisor

Yonge Street Mission
270 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G4

Intersection: Parliament St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-929-9614
Contact: David Adcock, Managing Director
E-mail: md@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-929-7204
Officer: Rick Tobias, Chief Executive Officer
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