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As a precautionary measure, and to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, we have modified our level of service beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Learn more

Emergency Shelter


YWCA Toronto operates two free shelters for individuals over the age of 16, who identify as women, transgender or non-binary and, who are experiencing homelessness. We support individuals to access safe space and to work on their goals, including housing. We currently operate two emergency shelters: 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter and Davenport Shelter.

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1st Stop Woodlawn

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Davenport Shelter

Related Programs


Emergency Shelter from Violence 

Find out about our emergency shelter for women fleeing violence.

Permanent Housing 

Explore our permanent housing programs. 

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