Toronto’s homeless are under-housed and our shelters are understaffed. More than 5,000 people use Toronto’s shelter system on any given night. Shelters are consistently above the 90% occupancy rate set by Council and shelter use by families has gone up 50% from last year.
Toronto is experiencing a homeless crisis. Watch Local 79 President Tim Maguire tell the City in the video below that dragging its feet on properly resourcing the shelter system is unconscionable, and click here to read our briefing note on the shelter file.