Indoor common spaces

Indoor common spaces

Lobby channel feed

Most Toronto Community Housing high-rise buildings have a lobby area with a camera that provides a live feed through residents' televisions. Until recently, residents could access this lobby channel feed without a cable subscription.

Bell and Rogers have recently upgraded their technology so that a digital box is now needed to view all cable TV channels. As a result, some residents can no longer view the lobby camera through their TV. This change-over in technology is not just in Toronto Community Housing buildings, but in other residential apartment buildings and condominiums throughout the city.

We are working with the cable companies, notably Rogers, to support residents as best as we can. However, we have no control over how the cable companies deliver their services. The lobby channel is completely separate from Toronto Community Housing's network of 6,000 security cameras, which are linked to dedicated and secured recording systems.​

Laundry rooms, recreation rooms and hallways​

Share the air

Products like hair gel, soap, perfume, and lotion contain chemicals and scents that affect other people's health and may make them feel sick. Never use aerosol sprays or powders in common hallways. Please consider using "scent-free" products in other common areas. Your choice affects your neighbours.

Laundry rooms

Most Toronto Community Housing buildings have laundry rooms with coin or card-operated washers and dryers. Hours and prices are posted in each laundry room. If you see a machine that is not working, or a machine keeps your coins, call the number posted in your laundry room.

Recreation rooms​

Many Toronto Community Housing buildings have recreation rooms, meeting rooms and gyms. Residents and resident groups can book these rooms for meetings, parties or other events. You may need to pay a fee and purchase insurance.

To find out how you can book a space, read the current Using Common Space policy (PDF)​. We are replacing this policy with a new Non-Residential Space Use policy with input from residents. We will let residents know when the new policy is available.

To request/book a space, please fill out the Use of Space Application.​


All hallways in Toronto Community Housing buildings must be kept clear. It is a fire hazard to block the hallway.

Do not leave the following items in the hallway:

  • furniture
  • carpets for your unit
  • scooters and bicycles
  • strollers
  • ​​ walkers
  • items you have to throw in the garbage

Bring household waste and large garbage items to the designated area of your property.

Need to get rid of furniture or large items?

If you have questions about how and where to throw away old furniture or large items:

  • ask your Superintendent
  • call the Client Care Centre at ​416-981-5500

Unauthorized use of common spaces

Unauthorized events in common spaces are not permitted. If you are affected by an unauthorized event in your community, call the Community Safety Unit at 416-921-2323 to report your concerns.