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Peter Biesterfeld

“If you put too many ornaments on it, it’s going to fall over eventually.” Read more

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Samuel Engelking

If the recent debate at council proves anything it's that the mayor just doesn't get it Read more

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The mayor overlooks the reality that homelessness is often a cause of mental health problems – some homeless people spend years in Toronto's shelter system exposed to constant noise, chronic sleep deprivation and extreme stress Read more

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There are hard-working staff at the city and agencies that offer help, but we are under-resourced. We can administer oxygen and inject naloxone or offer kind words, but we can’t stretch $733 in social assistance to cover $1,200-per-month rent Read more

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Justin Haynes

On a bad night, there are more than 700 men here. Some are coping with drug addiction. Some appear frightened and shell-shocked. (How could this happen to me?) Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Maybe Mayor John Tory needs to pay a visit to the encampments of homeless people living under the Gardiner to understand the unnecessary human suffering being caused by the housing crisis in our city Read more

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Peter Biesterfeld

“The shelter crisis is making our women sick, exhausted and at risk of violence and premature death, and this must end.” Read more

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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 Read 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 Read 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 Read 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 Read more

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Errol Young

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

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

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

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