January 29, 2018
Close to 100 homeless people died in Toronto in 2017, according to newly released data from Toronto Public Health (TPH).
A total of 94 homeless deaths were recorded, with males accounting for the highest number for the year at 68. The total includes 25 females and one transgender person.
Toronto street nurse Cathy Crowe believes those numbers are low and worries accurate data is not being captured.
“I think the case in point is that right now, this winter, we’ve witnessed 750, possibly higher numbers of people who’ve been coming into the emergency winter respite sites that got opened this winter because of public outcry. So that shows you that all of those people, in the past, were outside,” she told CBC Toronto.