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Peter Biesterfeld

The mayor's "just right" financial blueprint for 2018 is not so magical for those forced to navigate the growing humanitarian crisis in Toronto's overcrowded shelter system more

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From people uncomfortably sprawled in sleeping bags – some agitated, many sick – to the threat of bodily harm, Toronto's respite centres for the homeless are overcrowded with human suffering more

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Stories of sexual assault are an all-to-familiar reality for homeless women resorting to sleeping in unsafe spaces because of overcrowding in the shelter system 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 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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Peter Biesterfeld

Activists say mayor’s plan to place 400 more beds in existing shelters instead of opening up new ones will only make an already unsafe overcrowding situation less safe more

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Peter Biesterfeld

Council’s new advocate for the poor says the city has to have the courage to be honest with the public: tackling poverty is going to cost money more

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Peter Biesterfeld

Mayor who's tweeted photos of himself with homeless people has also been the overseer - some would say the architect - of the desperate crisis in our shelter system 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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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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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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