Feb 06, 2020
The City of Toronto says it will create 600 supportive housing units in 2020 as part of a long-term project.
The City released the Plan to Create Supportive Housing Opportunities report, which will be brought to the Planning and Housing Committee for consideration on February 12, 2020.
The aim is for those experiencing chronic homelessness to be helped into private market rental units through existing supports such as the Home for Good program. This is coupled with renovation and conversion of existing housing units to become shelters.
“This is exactly the type of innovative thinking that I have been encouraging our staff to undertake and I am grateful to them for their efforts in this regard,” said Mayor John Tory. “It will help us to get more supportive housing built faster. I am in Ottawa right now meeting with Minister Ahmed Hussen and other Toronto MPs to encourage them to join the City in funding more supportive housing. Our HousingTO Action Plan is predicated, as it must be, on a three government funding partnership to get supportive housing built and staffed. There is no other way.”