Modular housing is prefabricated housing, built off-site in a factory and transported to the site for assembly, providing an innovative and cost-effective way to build small-scale infill housing. This is a rapid, dignified response to connect people experiencing homelessness with homes and appropriate support to help them achieve housing stability.
- The City committed to create 1,000 permanent modular homes in Toronto.
- City Council approved the first two phases of the project that will create 100 permanent modular homes on City-owned sites by fall 2020 and an additional 150 homes by spring 2021.
- To support these goals, capital and operating support is required from the Federal and Provincial governments, including capital investments to build at least 750 additional modular supportive housing units, and operating support to provide housing benefits and support services for residents.