TORONTO: The City’s 2020-2021 Winter Plan is part of the City’s Interim Shelter Recovery and Infrastructure Implementation Plan, which specifies measures needed over the next 12 months to protect homeless clients and to continue to provide shelter services safely while COVID-19 is a concern.
The plan will provide approximately 560 new spaces between November and April through a combination of shelter beds, hotel programs, and supportive housing units.
This compares to 485 spaces offered through last year’s winter services plan. Additional space will also be activated at Warming Centres during Extreme Cold Weather Alerts.
Spaces will be via:
• 100, 24-hour respite site spaces at the CNE, Better Living Centre
• 150 beds in hotel programs
• 90 hotel beds as a replacement for the Out of the Cold program.