Homelessness in Toronto

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PAOV — Since the beginning of the year, 83 homeless people have died in Toronto. With winter setting in and a shelter system already stretched beyond capacity, thousands are demanding Toronto’s armouries be opened for emergency shelter. Council votes this week, add your voice today.

Petitioning John Tory Mayor @JohnTory: Open the armouries for shelter #OpenTheArmouries

Petition by Cathy Crowe
Toronto, Canada

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Sign instantly and share with Facebook friends Just sign the petition Toronto's shelter system is full and people are routinely turned away. The overflow, volunteer-run Out of the Cold program is similarly full. Last winter, the two 24-hour warming centres were overcrowded, sleeping people inches away from each other on mats on the floor. A serious Strep A outbreak has resulted in a loss of over 100 shelter beds. Hundreds of people are abandoned, forced to sleep outside in parks, ravines, under bridges and on sidewalks. 

In the past, the Mayor of Toronto requested the Minister of National Defence for use of Fort York and Moss Park armouries for emergency shelter four separate times. Each time the Mayor asked, the federal government said yes and hundreds of people were able to access safe shelter. 

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