Today, Mayor John Tory officially launched the Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) and the official start of its operations as a seniors-focused social housing provider in Toronto.
Mayor Tory was joined by Deputy Mayors Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre) and Ana Bailão (Davenport), Councillor Paula Fletcher (Toronto Danforth), TSHC Board Vice-Chair Lawrence D’Souza, TSHC CEO Tom Hunter, and TSHC tenants to celebrate the launch.
Over time, the TSHC team will work with tenants and stakeholders to co-create the organization’s mission, vision and values, establish a tenant engagement system, build out the integrated service model and develop programs that enable senior tenants (ages 59 and over) to age in place with dignity and in comfort.
Wholly-owned by the City, TSHC was created in 2021 as an important part of the City’s Tenants First plan. Council direction was provided for the TSHC to assume operating responsibility for 83 seniors-designated buildings owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).
The new TSHC has already welcomed employees who previously worked for TCHC’s Seniors Housing Unit. TSHC is now the landlord for the nearly 15,000 tenants who live in the seniors-designated buildings. TCHC will continue to own the buildings and be responsible for capital repairs.
The launch included a tree-planting ceremony and the installation of a commemorative plaque outside the building at 145 Strathmore Blvd. – one of four TSHC regional offices.
Events at the other three regional offices across the city will follow in the coming days:
- Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m., 3050 Bathurst St.
- Thursday, June 9, 10 a.m., 100 Cavell Ave.
- Friday, June 10, 10 a.m., 1700 Finch Ave. E.
Information about TSHC is available on the Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation website .
Information about Tenants First is available on the City’s Tenants First webpage.
Information about TCHC is available on the Toronto Community Housing website .