The selection of applicants from the waiting list is chronological - when a
housing provider has a vacancy, they contact the next applicant on their
The exception to the first-come, first-served waiting list system is for Special
Priority applicants who are housed on a priority basis.
Who qualifies for Special Priority?
The City of Toronto rules give priority to the following categories:
In addition, the City of Toronto's local access rules ensure that individuals
who are disadvantaged by a chronological system under the following categories
will fill one in seven rent-geared-to-income vacancies:
newcomers who are homeless
youth who are 16 or 17 years old at the time of applying