YWCA Toronto, Elm Centre


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YWCA Toronto helps women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls' programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre includes 300 units of permanent housing for three different residents groups: 165 affordable rental units, 50 units for Indigenous women and their families (including 10 women-led families fleeing violence), and 85 units for women with mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use needs.

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre also offers market rental housing to women and women-led families. Our Elizabeth Street facility features Junior 1, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments with 24/7 concierge service, yoga room, rooftop terrace and courtyard with green space, all conveniently located downtown close to TTC.

Single women and women with children who have a modest income and wish to live in a building for women and be part of building a healthy community. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee claimant.

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre contains: Utilities included (heat and hydro) On-site coin-operated laundry On-site playground Green roof and gardens Community spaces including yoga room Proximity to shopping, schools, hospitals Walking distance to subway and regional buses Geothermal heating and cooling system Opportunities to get involved in building a vibrant, engaged community Program staff available to support community building activities

Refer to YWCA Toronto website to download an application.