Toronto’s shelters and food banks are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, while struggling to maintain services to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents who don’t have a place to isolate or the means to stockpile food.

City Coun. Joe Cressy, who chairs the Toronto Board of Health, said increased infection prevention practices, including cleaning and disinfectant measures, have been introduced in all 63 city-run shelters and its eight respite centres, as well as Out of the Cold and other agency programs that Toronto supports.