Category: News

Councillors want Torontonians to help as pressure on city shelters grows

By John Rieti, CBC News Apr 08, 2017 5:00 AM This April, nearly 1,000 refugees will spend the night at a Toronto shelter. With that number steadily climbing and housing getting more and more expensive, city councillors are hoping to build more shelter spaces across the city. Coun. Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) admits that with shelters… Read more »

Rising concern over nightclub safety after 6 suspected overdoses in 1 night

Overdose deaths in Toronto have gone up by 73 per cent over the past decade By Lauren Pelley, CBC News Apr 09, 2017 8:06 AM ET Six suspected overdoses. Two nightclubs. One 24-year-old woman dead. A deadly weekend night in Toronto’s club scene led police to urge public caution — and now, city councillors are calling for more action to… Read more »

Toronto urged to revamp its approach to emergency shelters

Smaller and more customized buildings in a range of neighbourhoods are among recommendations for a new framework on emergency shelters. By Emily Mathieu Housing Reporter, Toronto Star Mon., April 10, 2017 Toronto needs to overhaul its approach to designing and rolling out emergency shelters across the city, a new report urges. “Engaging communities in First… Read more »