Artists and Authors Against Encampment Evictions

John Tory
Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão
Janie Romoff, General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Mary Ann Bedard, Shelter Support Housing Administration

The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated Toronto’s housing crisis. We have seen encampments cleared and their residents and advocates criminalized. The city’s own self-reported numbers have time and again shown a shelter system at capacity and unable to provide proper COVID-19 precautions. The city’s alternatives — places like the Toronto Plaza Hotel and Delta Shelter Hotel — are far removed from people’s communities, and saddled with regulations (curfews, visitation policies and spot checks) that both rob residents of…

Artists and Authors Against Encampment Evictions

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