A new women’s shelter is offering a rare bright spot on this frigid weekend in Toronto, a city where many facilities are filled to capacity and where homeless people are building encampments in ravines, at busy intersections and under the Gardiner Expressway.

Staff will begin registering the first residents on Monday, staggering the intake until the fifth week, when all 56 beds will be filled.

The new facility is part of the city’s ongoing commitment to open 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of 2020.