Addressing our City's Shelter Crisis – Open Letter

Over the past few weeks, you may have seen stories about our city's growing homelessness crisis. This is a year-round challenge – and over the last 3 years, we've worked hard together to welcome the services and supports for those experiencing homelessness to Ward 20. However, the extreme cold exacerbates the situation even further.

Today, after weeks of work with Councillors Wong-Tam and Fletcher, we released an open letter, with support from Mayor Tory and others, on our city's shelter crisis and the urgent actions we need to take to ensure we have a system where no one is left out in the cold.

At tomorrow's Community Development and Recreation Committee, we will also be asking that the Committee support these requests, and others, to address our city's crisis.