January 28, 2018
Here’s the good news: Toronto is opening a new, much-needed homeless shelter.
The city has acquired 348 Davenport Rd. in the Annex neighbourhood. It will be used as a winter respite site — a place for people to stay warm — starting this week and will open as a full-service shelter once renovations are completed.
Here’s the bad news: the NIMBYs are at it again.
And this isn’t your usual not-in-my-backyard kvetching. This is a whole new level of fiery opposition, shattering all previous records. It might be peak NIMBY.