August 27, 2019
Victoria Park’s tent city started coming down Tuesday morning, but many of the homeless campers moved their tents nearby — primarily outside Emmanuel United Church a block away, but also outside city hall.
Faced with an eviction order from Peterborough County, which owns the park, the roughly 100 residents of the homeless encampment that’s been in the park all summer started taking down their tents and moving their belongings out.
As some citizens stood on the sidewalk holding signs in support of the homeless, Kevin Nicholson pulled up his tent pegs in Victoria Park and moved to the city hall property.
“I want an apartment — I want a place to call home,” said Nicholson, 58.