Overcrowded shelters


While discussions are still ongoing on opening the Moss Park Armoury, John Tory announced a temporary solution to the city's homeless shelter crisis more

Jan 4, 2018 5:06 PM News


Samuel Engelking

The shortage of space in Toronto’s shelter system has taken a dangerous turn, and as conditions deteriorate activists say they’re left with no option but to escalate the struggle more

Dec 29, 2017 10:07 AM News


Paul Salvatori

Cleveland-based artist Loren Naji brought his Emoh sculpture to Toronto this weekend. Fittingly, he didn’t have a venue more

Oct 30, 2017 12:09 PM Art

We relentlessly focus on the personal characteristics of people who are homeless, rather than the societal conditions that cause people to become homeless in the first place more

May 9, 2017 9:39 AM News 11 Comments

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Errol Young

Despite shelter crisis, housing fund has been underspent by $14 million since 2013 more

Apr 19, 2017 7:37 PM News 2 Comments

Sponsored feature: presented by Kennedy House Youth Services more

Feb 6, 2017 2:36 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

"I understand what it is to be a wanderer. Everybody should have a safe, secure place to rest their head at night." more

Nov 28, 2016 5:52 PM Features 2 Comments

Prominent members of Toronto’s faith communities say the city isn’t sticking to its anti-poverty blueprint more

Nov 17, 2016 5:53 PM News

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Errol Young

“Gala screening” of new OCAP film on the crisis in Toronto's shelter system plays to a crowd of 150 people outside­ John Tory’s condo more

Nov 16, 2016 6:12 PM News



Toronto's chronic reliance on volunteer-run, faith-based programs for emergency shelter is clearly a cost-saving decision - and a morally negligent one more

Mar 2, 2016 7:13 PM , News 8 Comments


Michelle da Silva

The non-profit, which operates one of two 24-hour drop-in centres for women, is hosting a fundraising night at Linsmore Tavern more

Feb 22, 2016 11:10 AM News

The real test of a city is how it cares for people – on that measure, the City of Toronto is failing its most vulnerable. more

Jan 11, 2016 8:39 AM News 2 Comments


Michelle da Silva

Housing advocates across Canada marched for National Housing Day today. Here are five people who rallied in Toronto more

Nov 20, 2015 5:01 PM News 4 Comments

PrideHouse Toronto panel discusses how to make the city a safer place for sex workers and street-involved people fearing heightened police presence during the Games more

Mar 26, 2015 5:22 PM News 1 Comments

Loss of 124-bed Hope Shelter could frustrate recent efforts to reduce crowding in the hostel system more

Feb 28, 2015 8:46 AM News 2 Comments


Avital Zemer

I witness despair, hope, strength and courage traveling the streets where our "clients" live more

Feb 13, 2015 10:18 AM News


Ben Spurr

At new Vanauley shelter for homeless youth the emphasis is on preparing clients for independence – the sleeping quarters have doors, too more

Jan 30, 2015 3:39 PM News 1 Comments


Peter Biesterfeld

Why are the homeless dying? Some would rather take their chances outside in the freezing cold than risk the dangers of an overcrowded shelter system more

Jan 28, 2015 6:20 PM News 1 Comments

Plan to rent 20 rooms for homeless families could be implemented by this weekend more

Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM

'We've got a system here [that's] almost like the Dark Ages.' more

Jan 15, 2015 10:42 AM News 3 Comments