Housing

Cathedral Shelter Community Meeting

Promotion for Cathedral Shelter Community MeetingIn December 2020 City Council approved a staff report that proposes a variety of short-term interventions to transform the shelter system and increase shelter capacity through the winter. This report builds on previously approved actions to support COVID-19 emergency supports, through a long-term transition to a more responsive, resilient, sustainable and housing-focused homeless-serving system.

In response to local challenges in access to shelter space for women, the report approved the temporary shelter located at 378 Main Street East (the former Cathedral Boys School) transition into a gender specific emergency shelter (accommodating approximately 80-100 beds) on a temporary basis until June 30, 2022. Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton will continue to operate the location as a gender-specific emergency shelter for women, trans-feminine, trans-masculine and non-binary adults on a temporary basis.

We want to hear from you!

Visit the engage.hamilton.ca/cathedralshelter to submit questions and learn about upcoming engagement opportunities.

Join City staff and Good Shepherd Centre for it's second virtual community meeting that will provide an overview of the transition of the Cathedral Shelter facility, operational updates, and next steps for this temporary location. There will be opportunity for community members to ask questions.

Have a question? Submit questions in advance to [email protected]

Cathedral Shelter Community Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 6:30 to 8 pm
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Once registered for this event you will be sent a link for the online meeting.

You can also participate in the meeting via phone by calling:

  • 905-540-5497 (External Local Callers)
  • 1-877-446-2424 -5497 (Toll Free)
  • Meeting number (access code): 242 891 63918

Emergency & Community Services Committee - December 9, 2021

On December 9, 2021, the City’s Emergency & Community Services Committee approved a staff report that proposes a variety of short term interventions to transform the shelter system and increase shelter capacity through the winter. This report builds on previously approved actions to support COVID-19 emergency supports, through a long-term transition to a more responsive, resilient, sustainable and housing-focused homeless-serving system.