Tag: shelters

Councillors ask city to approve review of shelter services

By EMILY MATHIEUAffordable Housing Reporter Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 The motion asks council to approve a review of the potential creation of at least 1,000 new shelter beds, as well as examine existing shelter and winter respite services, including how those services are funded by the city. In the midst of a housing and homelessness… Read more »

Letter to City Council on Toronto’s Shelter Crisis

January 16, 2018 Open Letter to Members of City Council, In late December 2017, Toronto faced historic freezing temperatures, as a polar vortex pummeled through the eastern part of North America. Reports of shelters bursting at the seams from front line staff, volunteers and activists revealed critical issues within the shelter system. Dedicated city staff… Read more »