Daily Shelter Occupancy

The data set provides a listing of all the active shelters serving the City of Toronto area. Included in the dataset is the name of the shelter, program name, sector served (i.e. men, women, youth, families) addresses, program capacity, and the number of people that occupied those spaces at 4:00 AM the next morning.

For example, the occupancy count of January 1st would be taken on January 2nd at 4 AM.

Note : For reasons of confidentiality, information regarding Violence Against Women shelters are removed from the dataset.

Please also note : During the COVID-19 pandemic response, shelter programs have undergone significant change. This dataset includes capacity data which are based on pre-existing funding arrangements with shelter providers, rather than the available capacity in the current COVID-19 circumstances. As programs implement physical distancing measures in their facilities, changes to program capacities will take some time to be reflected in this dataset. We are working to make improvements to the dataset, but meanwhile advise users not to rely on capacity data to interpret current bed availability.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated May 13, 2021, 13:35 (UTC)
Created July 23, 2019, 17:00 (UTC)
Package ID 8a6eceb2-821b-4961-a29d-758f3087732d
Package Name daily-shelter-occupancy
Excerpt Daily occupancy of the City of Toronto shelters
Dataset Category Table
Refresh Rate Daily
Owner Division Shelter, Support & Housing Administration
Owner Email sshadata@toronto.ca
Civic Issues Affordable housing,Poverty reduction
Topics City government,Community services,Health,Public safety
Information URL https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/