University Settlement has been deeply committed to meeting the needs of vulnerable Torontonians since 1997 when it opened the Out of the Cold program. However, operating an 85-bed part-time shelter in a multi-service community centre that has a focus on children’s and senior’s programs became an increasingly difficult challenge. After extensive external consultation, the University Settlement Board of Directors made the decision to close the Weekend Emergency Shelter permanently on May 31, 2019.
We appreciate and regret the inevitable impact of this decision. If you are looking for emergency shelter service, the Assessment and Referral Centre at 129 Peter Street will be able to help you.