Toronto

Toronto, ON
Toronto, Ontario on a map

Population: 5,928,041 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.8% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 40 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 2,684 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
People estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 447 (2013)
  • staying in city-administered shelters : 3,970 (2013)
  • total estimated homeless population: 5,219 (2013)

HOUSING 

  • No. of social housing units (including rent supplement units) owned by Toronto Community Housing: (TCHC) 93,404 (2015)
  • No. of rent-geared-to-income units: (TCHC) 69,081 (2015)
  • Percentage of social housing stock owned by TCHC: 63% (2015)
  • Percentage of population in TCHC social housing: 4% (2016)
  • No. of households on housing wait list: 84,856 (Q4 2015)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.3% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.3% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $957/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,132/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,327/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 203,735 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 21.0% (2011)
  • Percentage of renters paying more than 30% pre-tax income on rent: 43.5% (2015)

 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Average monthly Ontario Works caseload (households drawing social assistance): 92,771 (2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 27.9% (2011)