Housing Services

Working to enhance the well-being of the most vulnerable in our community

Dixon Hall’s Housing Services department has been providing shelter services for the homeless and vulnerably housed in the city of Toronto for more than two decades.

We respond to the immediate housing needs of those who require our services and we work with individuals to assist them in improving their overall quality of life.

Main Office

58 Sumach St. Toronto, ON M5A 3J7


David Reycraft, Housing Services Director
e. david.reycraft@dixonhall.org
t. 416.863.0499 x2023

Overnight accommodation and services are provided 365 days a year through two emergency shelters. Heyworth House is an 83-bed co-ed shelter with limited shared accommodation for couples, and Schoolhouse is a 47-bed men’s shelter which focuses on the use of the Harm Reduction philosophy.

Both shelters are staffed by front line workers, housing workers, a harm reduction worker, and include additional services provided by partner agencies such as health and mental health support.

Residents work with staff to transition from an unpredictable housing situation to more stable accommodations, such as independent living, supportive housing or another form of housing that best suits each individual’s needs.

Long established partnerships with housing providers ensure effective transitions to stable housing and continued support for the men and women who rely on our services.

Heyworth House is located at 2714 Danforth Ave.
Schoolhouse is located at 349 George St.

To learn more about our Emergency Shelters, contact:
Haydar Shouly, Manager, Shelters & Shelter Programs
e. haydar.shouly@dixonhall.org     t. 416.691.0012 ext. 4010

Harvey Stein, Schoolhouse Manager
e. harvey.stein@dixonhall.org     t. 416.960.9240

Heyworth House


Invaluable support is provided to men and women in the community who are homeless or formerly homeless through assistance in preparing for housing, finding adequate housing and receiving necessary supports once housed.

Long established partnerships with housing providers in the city help ensure that the people we serve can find appropriate housing while receiving support with budgeting advice, health promotion, income maintenance, conflict resolution and eviction prevention.

A Tuesday Night Dinner and a Friday Morning Breakfast program at 58 Sumach St. aims to improve food security by providing access to healthy food in a community setting on a weekly basis. Volunteers help cook and serve food to participants.

Volunteer opportunities are available. Visit our Volunteer department for details.

Harm Reduction is a central tenet and principle that guides all of the work we do to create more opportunities for stable housing.

Our Harm Reduction workers support those in our shelters and in our housing programs by providing training, workshops, referrals and contemporary knowledge imparted in a compassionate and supportive manner.

Visit www.canadianharmreduction.com to learn more about Harm Reduction.

Latest News

Housing Services
04 Sep

Housing Services at Dixon Hall: How We’re Working with People Experiencing Homelessness

The homelessness crisis in the city of Toronto continues to grow. In response to the changing needs in our city, our team and programming have grown too.

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Housing Services
27 Mar

Report Release – Calling Home: Exploring Homelessness in our City

In February 2018, Dixon Hall embarked on our first research project, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada's Innovative Solutions to Homelessness program. Today, we're thrilled to share our final report titled "Calling Home: Exploring Homelessness in Our City" which provides a comprehensive overview of the experiences of Out of the Cold guests and shelter residents.

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Housing Services
13 Mar

Event Alert: Calling Home: Exploring Pathways to Homelessness in our City

Join us for a discussion exploring paths to homelessness in our city and solutions moving forward. This event will feature key findings from the Innovative Solutions to Homelessness Project.

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