November 6, 2020
A homeless camp in Old Strathcona was cleared Thursday morning with about 15 remaining residents transitioned to 24-7 shelters before the opening of short-term housing next week.
City peace officers and park rangers closed the Peace Camp and taped off Light Horse Park around 8 a.m. A bus from Boyle Street Community Services was on hand to transport residents and their belongings to one of the open temporary shelters that have been activated in the last few weeks.
Boyle Street has acquired a south-side hotel that will be converted into short-term bridge housing for about 25 people as they work to transition to a permanent home. Residents will be transported from shelters to the hotel, which will remain open until March, starting Monday. The exact location of the hotel isn’t being disclosed.