The city should put its money into curbing homelessness in 2018, citizens told councillors at a budget meeting on Wednesday night.

At a special meeting at City Hall, citizens told councillors what they think should be in the municipal budget for next year.

Although a range of spending priorities were discussed, six of the 11 presenters asked councillors to focus on ending homelessness.

Rev. Christian Harvey, the director of the Warming Room, asked councillors to consider funding the winter-only emergency shelter year-round.