TAKE ACTION: Ask Toronto Mayor Tory to open emergency warming centres now
Warming Centres Now
Take action to save lives this winter.
Toronto’s shelter system is overcapacity (168 people needing a shelter bed are turned away every single day). The emergency warming centres only open during extreme cold temperatures of -15 degrees or colder. On December 25th, while many Torontonians where celebrating Christmas and Chanukah, one person froze to death in their tent on our streets.
- increase the number of warming centres across the GTA
- make access to warming centres available 24 hours/day throughout the winter months
- end encampment evictions and the destruction of survival gear
- keep the current shelter spaces open, including shelter hotels
- add an additional 2,700 non-congregate spaces within the regular shelter system
Help us get to 1680 signatures this week so that 168 people needing shelter tonight will be safe.
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