The City of Toronto has acquired hotels and residential buildings as part of it’s “integrated homelessness response to COVID-19,” Coun. Joe Cressy said on Sunday.

In a post of Twitter, Cressy said five hotels have been acquired with another five in the process of being secured. Two vacant rental buildings are also in the process of being acquired and 50 permanent housing units have been identified. He added that 19 households have secured permanent housing.

The latest acquisitions are in addition to the nine existing sites the city has already opened to facilitate social distancing within the shelter system.