Toronto residents group concerned about homeless shelter in former Roehampton Hotel
One local Facebook group created for the safety and security of midtown residents is awash with images, comments, and posts about the city’s new homeless shelters. Councillor Jaye Robinson is a member of the group and has been addressing complaints directly.
Protestors clash over Midtown Toronto homeless housing project
The counter-protesters argue the residents’ disdain is misdirected at the homeless population, and they should instead focus on bolstering mental health supports and understanding their new neighbors.
Feds funding 2 safe drug supply sites in Toronto amid worsening opioid overdose crisis
The federal government is set to announce funding for two new safe drug supply programs in Toronto — a move that comes amid a worsening opioid overdose crisis that has left dozens dead across the city this year alone.
Advocates sound alarm as opioid-related overdose deaths spike in Toronto
Elizabeth sits on the steering committee of the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, which for the last eight years has been meeting monthly to talk about how to support, raise awareness, and advocate for people who use drugs. Recently the group has also taken part in a number of actions to raise awareness about the opioid crisis. The next event is set for Monday, Aug. 31, which is International Overdose Awareness Day.