Quick facts: Poverty, housing and homelessness in Toronto

Quick facts: Poverty, housing and homelessness in Toronto

Number of low-income people: 604,048

Percentage of low-income people aged 15 and over who work: 43%

Most common low-income jobs: clerical, driving, retail and sales, food and beverage services

Low-income people are most likely: visible minorities, recent immigrants and single parents

Percentage of children ages 14 and under who are low-income: 32%

Percentage of low-income families who live in aging highrise rental apartments: 43%

Ratio of households living in housing that is too small, needs repairs or is unaffordable: 1 in 5
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ORGANIZATION: City of Toronto Affordable Housing Office
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
LOCATION: Toronto, ON, Canada