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About Toronto Seniors Housing

Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) provides subsidized rental housing in a state of good repair for approximately 15,000 low- and moderate-income seniors in 83 buildings across the City of Toronto. Toronto Seniors Housing provides and connects tenants with services and support through an integrated service model to enable seniors to age in place, have successful tenancies and enjoy a better quality of life.

Toronto Seniors Housing was created in 2021 as part of the City of Toronto’s Tenants First plan and began operating in June 2022. It partners closely with Toronto Community Housing, which owns the buildings that Toronto Seniors Housing operates.

To reach a member of our media relations team, members of the news media may write to media@torontoseniorshousing.ca or call our media line at 416-945-0700.

Facts about Toronto Seniors Housing

TSHC by the numbers

As of January 1, 2022:

  • 83 buildings (listed here)
  • 4 regions (listed here)
  • 14,925 tenants in 13,963 units
  • 95% of tenants pay rent-geared-to-income
  • Average tenant age: 75½ years
  • 72% of tenants are between the ages of 65 and 84
  • 22% of tenants are age 85 or older
  • Average age of buildings: 42.6 years

Important dates

  • Corporation created: May 5, 2021 
  • Start of operations as a landlord: June 1, 2022 

Ownership, leadership and governance

Toronto Seniors Housing is a wholly-owned corporation of the City of Toronto. TSHC’s operations will be funded in part through the City’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011. 

Tenant involvement

Toronto Seniors Housing is guided by tenant voices, including tenant leaders, the Senior Tenants Advisory Committee, and tenants who share their input via direct communication, focus groups and deputations. Toronto Seniors Housing will listen and learn from these voices and seek their involvement in co-creating a corporation that will meet their needs. 

Relationship with Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing owns the buildings that Toronto Seniors Housing operates and is responsible for capital repairs. In addition, Toronto Community Housing provides services such as Finance, IT and community safety to Toronto Seniors Housing through a shared services model.  

Until June 1, 2022, the 83 TSHC buildings and vast majority of TSHC staff were part of Toronto Community Housing’s Seniors Housing Unit.  

On June 1, 2022, Toronto Seniors Housing became landlord to the nearly 15,000 tenants who live in these buildings. As part of a gradual transition to operations, certain functions will move over to Toronto Seniors Housing while other services will be provided by Toronto Community Housing. For example, during the next phase of the transition, tenants will continue to pay rent to Toronto Community Housing, and TCHC staff will service TSHC’s Tenant Support Centre. Some of these arrangements may change over time.