City of Toronto to get Millions in Funding for Asylum Claimant Housing

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Government of Canada announced today it will provide the city of Toronto with $17 million in funding to relieve housing pressures for asylum claimants.  

The City of Toronto is set to lead the initiative through arrangements with neighbouring municipalities that will work together to strengthen the region’s capacity to provide interim housing for asylum claimants.

The City of Toronto will provide initial shelter to families before transporting them to neighbouring cities. Toronto has established arrangements with the regions of Peel, Durham and Hamilton.

For more information on Canada’s asylum claims read the Asylum Claims per Year section of the Immigration and Refugee and Citizenship Canada website