Post Tagged with: "homeless"

Signs made by OCAP will be handed out to people for the protest for public housing. Allen Gardens, Toronto. Nov. 22, 2017. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

National housing strategy announced Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Toronto Wednesday to announce the Liberal’s National Housing Strategy.

by Natasha Hermann· · News, Off Campus
City of Toronto employees prepare to evict homeless people situated on the sidewalk outside of Tim Hortons on Victoria St. (Photo by Julie Faye Germansky)

Homeless evicted outside of Tim Hortons

Several homeless people who had settled at the entrance of Victoria Street’s Tim Hortons were evicted Wednesday morning by the City of Toronto.

Homeless people have been congregating on the edge of the sidewalk in front of the Tim Hortons for years, said a longtime member of the Ryerson Security team. Recently, a tent was put up there, as well as a makeshift milk-crate platform bed.

by Julie Germansky· · News, On Campus
Students making sandwiches in the Thomas Lounge in Oakham House. (Bradly Shankar/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson’s Muslim Students’ Association gives back to Toronto

Dozens of students helped give out food, drinks and other charitable goods to the homeless.

by Bradly Shankar· · News, On Campus, students
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
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