Toronto has a shelter crisis, and there could be serious health issues within the shelters that exist, two separate groups of activists are warning.

The Inner City Family Health Team and other groups will be at city hall on Tuesday morning, urging the city to enhance the health services offered within its shelters and respite stations. Right now, the group warns, frontline workers with the fewest resources at their disposal are dealing with those with the most complex health needs.

Later, the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society, which runs the Moss Park overdose prevention site, will demand that the city ramp up its efforts and open 1,000 permanent shelter beds by mid-April, when busy winter respite stations are set to close.