The city may see 400 beds added to shelters "as soon as possible" if a proposal is passed at city council this week, Mayor John Tory announced Sunday. "As we move into the winter it's clear we're facing a very challenging situation," said Tory said at city hall. If the plan is approved, some of the beds would be ready in a matter of days, and all 400 should be available in the coming weeks, Tory said. This proposal is on top of the 291 shelter beds in five new shelter programs that the city is looking to open next year. The extra spaces are estimated to cost $10 million, which will be coming out of the city's reserve funds according to Tory. The city expects to have 5,651 beds available by the end of the year, over 1,000 more than what it offered two years ago. Tory calls for the addition of 400 new shelter beds to help relieve a 'challenging situation' I don't know what is more impressive. The speed in which they are moving is really impressive but the fact they have reserve funds is outstanding.