Toronto

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of enumerated groups: 8,715 (2018)
Living outdoors:  533 (2018)
Non-refugee/asylum claimants staying in city-administered shelters:  3,876 (2018)
Refugee/asylum claimants staying in city-administered shelters: 2,618 (2018)
Staying in 24-hour respite sites: 497 (2018)
Staying in 24-hour women's drop-ins: 118 (2018)
Staying in provincial institutions (i.e. VAW shelters and health facilities): 1,028 (2018)
Overall percentage of respondents experiencing homelessness for less than 6 months: 48% (2018)
Overall percentage of respondents experiencing homelessness from 6 to 12 months: 11% (2018)
Overall percentage of respondents experiencing homelessness for more than 12 months: 36% (2018)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  11% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Percentage of Toronto Community Housing residents who pay rent-geared-to-income (RGI): 90% (2016)
Percentage of social housing stock owned by TCHC: 63% (2016)
Total population in TCHC social housing:  110,000 (2016)
No. of households on housing wait list: 98,744 (Q3 2018)
Bachelor Vacancy Rate:  1.6% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate:  1.2% (2018)
2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:  1.0% (2018)
3+ bedroom Vacancy Rate: 0.8% (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (bachelor):  $1080/mo. (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1261/mo. (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1467/mo. (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): $1664/mo. (2018)
Percentage of renters paying more than 30% pre-tax income on rent: 47% (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Basic needs rate (single person/mo.): $343 (2018)

Shelter allowance amount (single person/mo.): ​

 ​$390 (2018)

Board and lodging allowance amount (single person/mo.):  $533 (2018)
Total number of client visits to Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank member agencies from April 2017 to March 2018: 914,470 (2018)

Average monthly Ontario Works caseload (singles drawing social assistance in province):

145,768 (December 2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of  Indigenous households in core housing need:

 27.9% (2011)

Overall percentage of PiT Count respondents self-identifying as Indigenous:  16% (2018)
Percentage of PiT Count outdoor population self-identifying as Indigenous:  38% (2018)
Percentage of PiT Count 24 hour respite population self-identifying as Indigenous:  20% (2018)
Percentage of Indigenous Peoples in general Toronto population:  2.5% (2018)