YWCA Toronto Elm Housing has 85 supportive apartments for women living with mental health issues or mental health issues and addictions.  

What does Elm Housing offer?

A place to live:

  • 1, 2 and 3-bedroom unfurnished apartments
  • 85 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 Housing supportive units for?

The YWCA Toronto Elm Housing 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 YWCA Toronto Elm Housing? When vacancies come up, applications are forwarded to us through Access Point. Access Point holds a centralized wait list for all supportive housing in Toronto for individuals living with mental health and/or addictions. Click here for an Access Point application form. Once completed, submit the application to Access Point.

Funding provided by LHIN and the Government of Ontario.