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.
The Comfort Inn East hotel in Scarborough may soon be transformed into a homeless shelter for some of the most vulnerable men in the city.
A campaign attempting to raise awareness about homelessness has received mixed-emotions from residents of a wealthy Toronto neighbourhood.
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 […]
When Michael Erickson ran for councillor of Ward 14 Parkdale/Highpark in the 2010 municipal elections, he promised to create a shelter dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth in Toronto.
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.
The co-ordinator of the Toronto Women’s City Alliance says mayoral front-runners have virtually ignored women’s issues this campaign.
This is Family Residence, a city-run shelter housing more than 50 families. Behind the fence is Idlewood Inn, rented by the city when the shelter is full. Paying a weekly rate of less than $300, some lodgers stay for months.