ONCE A STUDENT RESIDENCE, THIS ROW OF APTS. MAY SOON BE HOME TO 24 HOMELESS TORONTONIANS

As Toronto continues to find and/or create sites to house the homeless, this row at 292-296 Parliament Street will house approximately 24 homeless residents in one and two bedroom apartments, each with its own bathroom and kitchen. Laundry, dining and programming space will be shared. Units will be granted to women, Indigenous people, seniors, the disabled and others. A non-profit housing provider will manage the building, and be on site 24 hours a day. Close to 8,000 people are homeless every night in Toronto, sleeping in shelters, parks or encampments according to Abigail Bond of the city’s housing secretariat. Plans are to have the apartments ready by December/2021.  <Excerpts from The Bridge magazine, by Kayla Higgins, July 2021>