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Overcrowded shelters

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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

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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

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Paul Salvatori

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

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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

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Errol Young

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

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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

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

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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

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OCAP

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

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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

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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

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Michelle da Silva

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

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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

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

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Avital Zemer

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

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Ben Spurr

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

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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

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