Early in the pandemic, Jason Cipparrone spotted a sight he’d never before seen in his neighbourhood.

“One day I walk out of my apartment and I walk two blocks down by a church that’s in the community, and I notice that there were about 400 people lined up on the sidewalk. It spanned multiple blocks, people waiting for the food bank,” he told CBC’s Our Toronto.

“That was something that I’ve never experienced before living in Toronto.”

Out of that moment, Generation Homeless, was born. Seeing the stark impact of the pandemic on individuals, Cipparrone decided to document the experiences of those struggling with homelessness in Canadian cities.