July 10, 2020
Edmonton’s homeless shelter system is scrambling to find space now that Kinsmen Sports Centre has reverted back to recreational use, clearing out the 180 overnight beds set up early on in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temporary overnight shelter has been running out of Kinsmen since late-March.
With rec centres allowed to reopen as part of the province’s stage two relaunch, The Mustard Seed pulled the beds out of Kinsmen on Monday morning, relocating to a church just off Whyte Avenue. But there’s only room for 50 beds there.