March 13, 2019
City crews cleared out a homeless encampment on Wednesday under the Gardiner Expressway downtown following a fire in a tent in the area on the weekend.
“We cleared that camp today because our chief concern was that another fire could result in injury or death,” says Brad Ross, the city of Toronto’s chief communications officer.
The encampment was in the area of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Lower Simcoe Street. Crews, along with heavy equipment, went in on Wednesday morning.