Province investing in emergency shelter for homeless families in Brampton and Mississauga


Published July 12, 2021 at 6:22 pm


The Province has announced it is investing more than $7 million to help create an emergency shelter and support more families who are homeless in Peel Region.

The funding will be used to convert a former hotel, located at 2420 Surveyor Road in Mississauga, into approximately 120 permanent emergency shelter units.

This new shelter will replace the former, 60-unit family shelter at 1767 Dundas Street East. Each unit in the new building will include a private washroom, while the building itself is close to transit, dental, medical and pharmacy services, as well as parks and the Meadowvale library.

The shelter opened in January 2021, and renovations are expected to be completed before the end of the year.

“Our government wants to ensure that vulnerable people in Peel Region get access to safe housing during COVID-19 and beyond,” said Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga – Streetsville, said in a news release.

“That is why we are helping to provide more permanent emergency shelter space that is close to important services like transit and health care,” she continued.

Cover photo courtesy of Steve Clark via Twitter

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