Despite calls to open a tent city in Niagara Falls to provide temporary shelter for homeless people, it appears unlikely to happen.

Officials with the city, Niagara Region and the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre discussed the idea this week but instead are leaning toward providing more support and services to see people living outdoors through the summer.

“We truly believe that a tent city is not the way to go to service the unsheltered,” said Niagara Falls chief administrative officer Ken Todd.

“There are social service people in place to manage them on a one-on-one basis, to find them appropriate services they need to find either food or shelter.”