OCAP | First We Visit QE, Then We Take Metro Hall
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is a direct action anti-poverty organization that fights for more shelter beds, social housing, and a raise in social assistance rates.
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First We Visit QE, Then We Take Metro Hall

Tuesday, April 9 | 7pm | Queen Elizabeth Respite Site (185 Princes’ Blvd)
Rally & Community Meal

Friday, April 12 | 1pm | Metro Hall (55 John Street)
Rally. Lunch Provided

Homelessness demands action, yet the City refuses to take any. In the midst of a deadly housing crisis, they’re shutting down respite sites without opening sufficient replacements.

By late spring, over 400 emergency shelter spaces will be lost. The City is banking on homeless people going back to sleeping in ravines, parks, and on the streets as the weather warms.

Toronto needs adequate shelters and rent-geared-to-income housing. Mayor Tory’s plans build neither.

If they won’t take action, we must. Join us at Metro Hall to demand that the City:

  1. Stop the ongoing evictions of homeless people through service reductions.
  2. Add 2000 new shelter beds in 2019.
  3. Expropriate 214-230 Sherbourne, a series of 7 properties vacant for 10 years.
  4. Build rent-geared-to-income housing on City owned properties.