Weeks after homeless activists demanded it, Moss Park Armoury will open as a temporary respite centre for Toronto’s most vulnerable citizens.

Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan told reporters at city hall Friday that Ottawa is giving the City of Toronto round-the-clock access to the east downtown National Defence site for two weeks.

The site, sheltering 70 to 100 homeless people from the cold, will act as a “bridge” to city use of a downtown provincial site as an emergency respite centre, Vaughan said. He would not identify that “more permanent” site, referring questions to the Ontario government which has not yet divulged any details.