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Founder of Toronto’s Homeless Memorial remembered as great advocate

About two hundred people attended a memorial Tuesday, August 8th for the founder of downtown Toronto’s homeless memorial, Bonnie Briggs.  It was held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, next to Eaton Centre. That church is the site of the Homeless Memorial, which Briggs, 64, founded in 1997.   

Youth shelters in Toronto offer more than a roof overhead

When 21-year-old Kiwayne knocked on the door of Covenant House, in Toronto, he had been living without a home intermittently for four years. Kiwayne was forced to leave his foster family at the age of 17. “Being so young and trying to manage paying rent, buying food, going to school and working a full-time job […]

Winner in Ward 31 vows to fight for vulnerable Torontonians

Janet Davis says she will return to city hall as the councillor for Ward 31, and fight for the needs and services of families, neighbourhoods and communities. Davis and her supporters gathered Monday night at the Bus Terminal Restaurant on Danforth Avenue. She delivered a celebratory speech thanking her constituents.