Residents of a downtown Toronto encampment say the real solution to homelessness is for the city to find them permanent housingJim Sadler, president o, instead of using brute force to push them out of municipal parks.
The residents, who live in tents in Moss Parks struggles in COVID-19 fight, hope o?near Shuter and Jarvis?streets, said?on Wednesday that shelter hotels are not housing. They said living outside is not easy, but encampments are safer than the temporary indoor spacesmore than 1,300 of them in critical care.?that the city has offered. ?
The residents, who held a news conference but did not give reporters their last names, also said?they need harm reduction and overdose prevention support. And they said they want the city to remember that they are human beings.
“You have no place for us,”?a resident named Sasha?said. She added that the city offered her a place but it had holes, was infested with rodents and was not “suitable” for living.
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