The city will discuss the option of using the Moss Park armoury as a new winter respite centre with the federal government as it expands capacity at another site to deal with an “unprecedented” homelessness crisis, Mayor John Tory said Wednesday.

Toronto currently operates six winter respite centres, but city staff have made it clear that more space is needed, Tory said at a morning news conference. He added that he will be speaking with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to gauge whether the Moss Park armoury will be an “appropriate” site for a seventh centre.

The armoury would provide up to 100 new spaces.