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A Response to John Tory's Continued Denial of the Homeless Shelter Crisis

Last week, a twenty eight year old homeless indigenous man perished in Toronto, after staff at a drop in had to tell him that the facility was too overwhelmed to provide a place of shelter for the night. 708 more words


John Tory Tip Line

Is the Mayor of Toronto visiting your community? Call the John Tory Tip Line! 

Last week, a homeless man died after an overwhelmed drop-in was not even able to offer him a mat on the floor. 197 more words


How to do Social Practice

At BRIC last night, Elizabeth gathered a strong group of artists together to discuss their social practice work, and discuss best practices for an evolving field in which the commonalities have more to do with gaining trust and building relationships, long timelines, redistributing power, and  constant self-reflection than with a specific methodology or program for success.  261 more words


Memorial for Another Life Lost to Shelter Overcrowding

Sunday, February 17 | 5pm | Mayor John Tory’s Condo (1 Bedford Road)
| Facebook Event

After months of ignoring the alarm bells raised by homeless people and their allies, and on the same night that Mayor John Tory pushed through a further 2.6% cut to the shelter system, a deadly tragedy people fought so hard to prevent was unfolding on the streets. 290 more words


Learning from Red Vienna

In the week the UK government unveiled a housing policy that will never work, I was in Vienna learning a bit about one that did.  The wave of radical politics that swept the world after the Russian Revolution and the First World War left an indelible mark on the Austrian capital. 676 more words