The pandemic prompted a sharp increase in homelessness rates, but advocacy groups say the city has spent the year doing more attempting to erase the problem from the public eye than solve it
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Unity Kitchens has created a safe community for those facing homelessness and food insecurity
City in desperate need of long-term solutions to eradicate heightened homelessness, and provide affordable housing alternatives
Toronto Mayor John Tory recently announced that he’s making affordable housing a top priority. But he’ll have to reconcile this commitment with what one charity, Fred Victor, is saying is a 100 per cent increase in homelessness over the past two years.
While the City of Toronto says there are about 7,000 people using its shelters every night, the real number could be upward of 9,000, according to Dixon Hall, an organization offering services to homeless and marginalized people in downtown Toronto.