Who we are
Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. It is home to about 164,000 low and moderate-income tenants in 58,500 households, including seniors, families, singles, refugees, recent immigrants to Canada and people with special needs.
Our tenants come from diverse backgrounds. This diversity includes age, education, language, sexual orientation, mental and physical disability, religion, ethnicity and race as well as increasing diversity in lifestyles and values.
Our portfolio includes more than 2200 buildings including high, mid, and low-rise apartments, and townhouses and houses.
How we got started
We were created on January 1, 2002 by the City of Toronto. The City brought together the Toronto Housing Company and the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Corporation.
Our mission is to provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and opportunities, and work together to build healthy communities.
How we operate
- three City Councillors
- the Mayor or someone representing the Mayor
- nine citizens, including two Toronto Community Housing tenants
This Board is responsible for:
- managing the housing portfolio
- employing a staff
- making policy and operational decisions
- leading shareholder direction
- following related legislation and regulations.