September 11, 2019
Homeless people camping on the property at Emmanuel United Church will spend their final night there on Sept. 30, said its minister — then they must leave.
Rev. Don Uhryniw said he’s concerned about campers’ well-being as the nights grow colder.
Although he said on Tuesday he hadn’t set a deadline for campers to leave, he said he met with the city CAO on Wednesday and asked that municipal social service workers be sent to the church property to help people find housing.
Uhryniw said he was unhappy that no city workers had come see the homeless campers since he allowed them to pitch their tents on church property Aug. 27.