[Updated: March 2019]

Over the Phone Tenant Rights Supports

Tenant Hotline (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6pm): 416-921-9494

Landlord & Tenant Board (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm):416-645-8080


Housing Supports for Adults

WoodGreen Housing Help Centre

East York Housing Help Centre

West Toronto Housing Help Services – supports specific to the west end

The Access Point – Centralized application for access to mental health and addictions supports, as well as supportive housing.

  • 661 Yonge St, 4th Floor
  • theaccesspoint.ca/about
  • 416-640-1934
  • Online applications for supportive housing programs can be found on their website

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)– housing rights advocacy and advice

 

For a list of more housing centres visit:
www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/homeless-help/#housing


Housing Supports for Youth

The 519 Housing Services – housing supports for LGBTQ2S youth (up to age 29)

Egale Youth OUTreach– housing supports for LGBTQ2S youth (up to age 29)

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) – internal housing & housing supports for LGBT2SQ+ youth (up to age 29)

YMCA Sprott House – Transitional Housing for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 16-24. Apply through your caseworker.


Housing Search Websites

Kijijiwww.kijiji.ca
At the top of the page select the location you want to search. In the Real Estate section you can search what you are looking for: room rentals, roommates, apartments etc. In the search bar you can search for key words such as LGBTQ, Queer, Trans, Subway, Downtown, etc. You can narrow your search by indicating price range, number of bedrooms, furnished or unfurnished, and so on.

Craigslisttoronto.craigslist.ca
Select from the various options listed under Housing. On the left hand side you can narrow your search through options such as postal code, price range, number of bedrooms, etc. Use the search bar to search for key words. You can also use the map to search for units based on location.

ViewItwww.viewit.ca
This website is predominately for finding apartment building postings; there is no option to search for roommates. Select province, city, cost, and number of rooms and browse either by post listings or by using the map.

Apartmatewww.apartmate.ca
Search for either apartments or rooms for rent and select the city. Narrow your search through the modifying options and search either by browsing the listings or using the map.

PadMapperwww.padmapper.com
Select city and then use the map to locate apartment units and rooms for rent. Use the various filters to adjust price range, indicate number of bedrooms, etc. Be sure to click “Exclude Airbnb” under the “More Filters” button as Airbnb listings only provide short term accommodations.

WalkScorewww.walkscore.com
Use this website to see how walkable the area you are looking at is and what amenities are nearby such as grocery stores, restaurants, laundry mats, etc.


Facebook Pages

If you are on Facebook there are four groups you can join to look for room rentals, apartments, and roommates:

  • Homes for Queers Toronto
  • Sublets for Gypsys
  • Sublets for Nomads
  • Bunz Home Zone

These groups are closed, meaning you have to ask to join the group to see all of the listings and to post. Once you are accepted you can see apartment and room posts, comment on posts/send a message to the poster, write your own post, etc.

For emergency shelter support, call Central Intake at 1-877-338-3398