Seniors Housing Unit

Seniors Housing Unit

​About one in four tenants living in Toronto Community Housing is 59 years of age or older, which is what we consider a senior. At Toronto Community Housing, we work to provide safe, healthy environments for seniors in every community.

The Seniors Housing Unit is divided into four regions – the North West, South West, North East and South East. The regions are divided by St. Clair Avenue and Yonge Street, with buildings located on Yonge Street assigned to the western regions. 


In May 2018, TCHC created the Seniors Housing Unit with a separate management structure that reports directly to the CEO. The mandate of the Seniors Housing Unit includes managing TCHC's 83 seniors-designated buildings and working with the City of Toronto, Home and Community Care Support Services and the Ontario Ministry of Health to design and implement a new integrated service model for seniors housing. The model will promote aging in place, better quality of life and successful tenancies for all TCHC seniors.

The TCHC Seniors Housing Unit began to implement the Integrated Service Model (ISM) for seniors housing in 18 buildings in the south east region of the city starting in December of 2020. Once fully implemented, the ISM will support more than 14,000 senior tenants living in 83 seniors-designated buildings across the city.

Implementation of Phase 2 of the ISM officially launched on September of 2021. This included all 26 buildings in the North West region and the addition of eight buildings in the South East.

Phase 3 will begin implementation in the remaining buildings, located in the North East and South West regions, in the first part of 2022, with full implementation in all 83 seniors-designated buildings currently managed by the Seniors Housing Unit by the end of 2022.

A list of buildings by region and implementation phase of the Integrated Service Model (ISM) can be found under Resources at

Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation

In 2021, Toronto City Council directed City staff and Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) staff to begin work on the launch of the Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC).

The TSHC will provide subsidized rental housing in a state of good repair for approximately 14,000 low and moderate- income senior households in the 83 senior-designated buildings across the city. TSHC will deliver services and supports through an Integrated Service Model designed to enable senior tenants (age 59+) to age in place.

Currently, staff from the City of Toronto, TCHC, and TSHC are working together to implement a plan to transfer responsibility for operating TCHC's 83 seniors-designated buildings to the new corporation on June 1, 2022. This important milestone is part of the City's Tenants First plan. 

Seniors Housing Unit Management

General Manager (Interim): Grant Coffey

Assistant General Manager: Brad Piggen

Regional Managers:

Seniors Housing Unit – North West Region: Michelle Davis

Seniors Housing Unit – North East Region: Erika Erteki

Seniors Housing Unit – South West Region: Lesley Hamilton

Seniors Housing Unit – South East Region: Michael Bezoff

Visit the Our Housing page to find out if your building is part of the Seniors Housing Unit.

Click one of the buttons below to visit that webpage.

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