Haven Toronto is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm daily. We are providing focused services vital to our clients including take-away meals at breakfast and lunch, access to mail, and laundry and showers. Our nurse and counsellors are onsite to provide supports and services directlyHaven Toronto continues to take all necessary precautions to protect clients and staff.


The only facility in Canada dedicated to serving elder homeless men 50+
Preventing Homelessness
Programs & Services

Haven Toronto reduces barriers to health care, housing and food security and provides access to a full-time nurse, counsellors, healthy meals and more. LEARN MORE

A Source of Hope

Haven Toronto is a source of hope for elder men impacted by poverty, homelessness and isolation. "If you don't have hope, what do you have?" WATCH VIDEO

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How Can I Help?

Our online store sells items most needed by elder homeless men. Your purchases are donated to our clients. You receive a tax receipt.



Haven Toronto serves healthy, nutritious meals

2 times a day,

every day, all year,

including major holidays.

Housing services are provided to Haven Toronto


Haven Toronto helps clients navigate the housing market to find housing and negotiates with landlords to keep clients housed.


Haven Toronto provides clients with onsite access

to social workers, nurses, dental hygienists and barbers.

T-shirt from te clothing room at Haven Toronto.


Things many people take for granted, Haven Toronto provides to clients, like clothing, laundry, computers and internet.



2021 Statement Of Impact

A Message From Lauro Monteiro, Executive Director, Haven Toronto

I believe a year ago I wrote that we had never experienced a time in our 88-year history like 2020. We saw record numbers that year in terms of supports, including the most meals we’d ever served.


Well, to quote Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again in 2021.”


Following 2020’s record year in the face of a pandemic, instead of just holding down the fort or sitting on our hands … READ MORE

I Just Want To Be Loved

You will be surprised what many men say is the hardest part of being homeless. It’s not the hunger pangs or lack of shelter.


This Christmas, under the tree and out of view, rests an elder homeless man with everything he owns. Alone, he is exposed to Mother Nature, so he doubles up on sleeping bags, thermal socks and winter coats.


He is also exposed to the threat of violence, a fear that keeps him awake most nights. There is no such thing as … READ MORE

Recent News


Your Monthly Donation Means Year-Long Support.

It is unbelievable to think that in Toronto people are living in parks and alongside highways during the coldest nights and on the hottest days of the year. How they prepare for each season is very different than most people, and for that, most people should be grateful.


Haven Toronto supports clients in their preparation for the upcoming season, and impending extreme weather, by providing Care Kits including ‘Weather-Ready’ Kits featuring items vital to their survival.


Care Kits are made available to those less fortunate by donations in our online store. Your monthly donation means year-long support for the most vulnerable in our community... LEARN MORE

For Everyone Who Has Ever Said, "I Am Fortunate."

Success is not a matter of luck. Successful people work hard, invest long hours, take risks and overcome adversity. That said, successful leaders will tell you they are fortunate.


The FORTUNATE 500 is a network of successful business and community leaders, advocates and donors. They recognize that they are fortunate for their success and they accept a role in assisting those less fortunate... JOIN NOW


# of Torontonians
Who Are Homeless
On Any Given Day


% of People Who Are Homeless That
Are Food Insecure


# of Meals Served
In 2021 – Up From 49,000+ In 2019


% of Increase In
Breakfasts and Lunches Served

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