January 28, 2019
Despite 14-day notices to vacate Toronto’s various tent cities, homeless Torontonians will not be forced out of their makeshift homes.
City spokesperson Brad Ross says it comes after they were given notices two weeks ago.
The city has cited public health and safety concerns, such as propane heaters being used and structures being built on sidewalks.
But with the heavy snowfall, cold temperatures and shelters being at capacity, Ross said the city recognizes the circumstances many of the homeless find themselves in.
“There’s no deadline, no dropdead date,” he said.