[Updated: October 2020]

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)

Friends of Ruby (formerly Egale Youth Services) – housing supports for LGBTQ2S youth (up to age 29)

Housing Search Websites

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

Craigslist— toronto.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 keywords. You can also use the map to search for units based on location.

ViewIt— www.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.

Apartmate— www.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.

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

WalkScore— www.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:

Facebook is one of the best ways to find housing. Don’t forget to read the rules of each group, and follow instructions for joining.

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