Toronto’s largest homeless shelter is in the midst of a significant COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the most recent Toronto Public Health (TPH) data from Feb. 2, there are 27 confirmed cases at Seaton House, which houses single men experiencing homelessness.

This number includes both residents and staff of the George Street shelter, which will soon be redeveloped as part of a new multi-purpose campus that will include an emergency shelter, transitional and affordable housing options, a long-term care home and a community service hub for both clients and people from the surrounding area.