Post Tagged with: "homeless"

A man receives his new backpack, designed for life on the streets. (Robert Liwanag/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson lends a helping hand to homeless community

As the city prepares for colder months, homeless people were invited to the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to receive backpacks designed to make life a little easier on the street. Homeless Connect Toronto hosted the Nov. 8 event and offered other services such as haircuts, clothing banks, dental screenings, chiropractic care, ID clinics, and legal and immigration services. “The event […]

by Robert Liwanag· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
Katharine Heng (left) and Jane Mathias are raising money for sleeping bags to give to those in need. (Courtesy Brendan Hills)

City of Sleeping Bags initiative to aid Toronto’s homeless

Two Ryerson business students are trying to help the homeless stay warm this winter. Katharine Heng and Jane Mathias have started a campaign called City of Sleeping Bags, which aims to raise $5,000 to provide 100 sleeping bags for the homeless this winter. It all started after an inter-provincial business competition the two were participating in. The competition had wrapped […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Killer cold: Toronto winters take a toll on the homeless

Killer cold: Toronto winters take a toll on the homeless

To freeze or not to freeze: is this a question Toronto’s homeless people should have to ask themselves? Earlier this month, three homeless men died after staying outside in ferociously cold weather. One of them eventually found shelter in the Peter Street walk-in, but died shortly after. In case of an extreme cold weather alert, the city offers additional shelter […]

by Veronika Latkina· · Editorial, Opinion