ADDRESSES:81 properties across west end Toronto
BUILDING / UNITS:81 single-family homes and small buildings across the west end of Toronto with a total of 153 mostly family-size units.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT:Affordable rental housing for low and moderate income households, with a management focus that includes tenant involvement and emissions reduction renovations.
TENANT ACCESS:This transfer has not affected current tenants’ housing or their rent subsidy, if they receive one. Future tenant access will focus on women-led households through the City of Toronto’s Centralized Waiting List for Affordable Housing.

April 1st, 2022

The Transfer of 81 single family homes to The Neighbourhood Land Trust is Complete!

On April 1st 2022, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) transferred 81 single-family homes and small buildings in Toronto’s west end to The Neighbourhood Land Trust (NLT). The NLT has partnered with YWCA Toronto to operate this unique social housing portfolio and ensure that it forever remains affordable housing. 

“The Neighbourhood Land Trust is honoured to be partnering with the YWCA Toronto and the City to improve and steward this important social housing portfolio on behalf of communities across the west end of Toronto. Through our unique community ownership model, the Land Trust will ensure that these homes are preserved and protected as permanently affordable rental housing, while also providing tenants new opportunities to participate in decisions about their housing and community.” 

Ayal Dinner, President of the Board of Directors, NLT

The NLT will ensure that this unique social housing portfolio will be preserved as affordable housing in perpetuity; held-together in non-profit community ownership.  We have partnered with YWCA Toronto as the social housing provider for this portfolio, to offer affordable housing opportunities for existing tenants and women-led families. To access our joint press release with YWCA Toronto, click here

This transfer is part of the City’s Tenants First strategy to ensure a more tenant-focused approach to providing affordable family-sized housing. For more information about the Tenants First strategy, visit the City’s website.

This historic initiative shows the power of the Community Land Trust (CLT) model to preserve affordable housing in our communities and build more equitable and sustainable local economies through our community-led Social Procurement program and our planned environmental and accessibility improvements.

The NLT’s community-based governance model means that tenants will have new opportunities to participate in decisions about their housing as well as join with our community membership to build more equitable, accessible, and sustainable communities. Tenants will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply to join a Tenant Advisory Committee to be a voice for tenants.
  • Become a member of the NLT, vote in elections and run for the Board of Directors. 
  • Participate in volunteer committees to contribute to local initiatives to build a more equitable community.
  • Attend educational events about affordable housing, community economic development and issues of social equity. 
  • Build new connections with our community of active tenants, members and community partners.


Scatter Homes Portfolio Tenant Information Sessions

Recent Information Sessions

We recently held two information sessions to provide tenants with information about the transfer process and share what their new tenant experience would be like. To see the presentation slides form these information sessions click here.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Once NLT has completed a detailed Capital Repair and Renewal Plan we will be scheduling information sessions to introduce the Plan to Tenants, get feedback, and explain how the Plan will affect them.

Currently the Capital Repair and Renewal Plan does not call for any long-term tenant relocations. 

  • Date 1- To be Determined at 2:00 PM
  • Date 2- To be Determined at 6:30 PM