[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
- 650 Queen E.
- 416-645-6000 ext. 2500
- Mon – Fri (9am-4pm)
East York Housing Help Centre
West Toronto Housing Help Services – supports specific to the west end
- 1032 Bloor Street West
- See their website for their 9 Housing Help outreach locations
The Access Point – Centralized application for access to mental health and addictions supports, as well as supportive housing.
- 661 Yonge St, 4th Floor
- 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:
Housing Supports for Youth
The 519 Housing Services – housing supports for LGBTQ2S youth (up to age 29)
- 519 Church St.
- Email VWatson@The519.org to book a meeting.
Egale Youth OUTreach– housing supports for LGBTQ2S youth (up to age 29)
- 290 Shuter St, Level 1
- 416-964-7887 ext. 9
- Call ahead to book an appointment or stop by during their drop-in hours.
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) – internal housing & housing supports for LGBT2SQ+ youth (up to age 29)
- 333 Sherbourne St, 2nd Floor
- For more information on the Internal Housing Program email firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Sprott House – Transitional Housing for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 16-24. Apply through your caseworker.
- 21 Walmer Road
Housing Search Websites
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Housing Support Referrals & House Hunting Tools