YWCA Elm Centre will have 100 supportive apartments for women living with mental health issues or mental health issues and addictions.  


What does YWCA Elm Centre offer?

A place to live:

  • 1, 2 and 3-bedroom unfurnished apartments
  • 100 affordable, rent geared-to-income apartments
  • private, self-contained apartments
  • secure building with on-site security and closed circuit cameras
  • utilities included (heat and hydro)
  • coin-operated laundry on-site
  • on-site playground
  • green roofs and gardens
  • geothermal heating and cooling system
  • community spaces including yoga room
  • close to shopping, schools, hospitals
  • walking distance to subway and regional buses

 

A place to thrive:

  • strong sense of community and mutual support
  • access to friendly, skilled community mental health support workers
  • on-site individual support to assist women in maintaining housing and realizing personal recovery goals
  • connection to clinical mental health services, health care, addiction services and other community supports
  • social programs and a variety of opportunities for social interaction

Who are the Elm Centre supportive apartments for?

The YWCA Elm Centre Supportive Program is for women who:

  • need permanent, rent geared-to-income housing
  • are single or have children
  • are 16 years of age or older
  • have a serious mental health issue or addiction issue and require support services
  • are able to live independently
  • meet the financial eligibility criteria for rent-geared-to-income housing

Who do I contact?

Housing Intake 
416.961.8101 x397
housingintake@ywcatoronto.org

Rental information

  • rent is geared to income (the amount of rent paid is determined by income)
  • rent includes heat and hydro
  • tenants sign a yearly lease
  • tenants are responsible for their own phone, TV, internet and cable

Application process:

Would you like to live in one of the supportive apartments at the YWCA Elm Centre? The application process for the Supportive Housing Apartments is through Coordinated Access for Supportive Housing (CASH) which is the centralized waiting list for all mental health and addictions supportive housing in Toronto. Click here to access the CASH application form. Please submit the completed application to CASH who will forward referrals to us when we have vacancies.

Funding provided by LIHN and the Government of Ontario.