By John Clapp
COVID-19 pushing homeless into encampments
According to a 2018 Toronto Street Needs Assessment, there were 533 “rough sleepers” in Toronto — that is to say, those... Read More
Why isn’t there more proactive testing for COVID-19 in the shelter system?
As of May 14, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) have identified over 299 cases of... Read More
City officials obfuscate while COVID-19 cases spike in homeless shelters
On April 8, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Mary-Anne Bedard, general manager of the City’s shelter... Read More
COVID-19 is a wake-up call for Toronto to act on housing and homelessness
In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Canadians have been advised to stay home as much as possible and, when going out, to engage in... Read More
When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?
Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More
Is there a smarter way to spend Toronto’s housing dollars?
In June, 2019, Toronto’s Auditor General, Beverly Romeo-Beehler published an audit on Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing... Read More