The realtor trying to sell the property which once housed the Victorious Living Centre Emergency Shelter says the City of Owen Sound should have acted faster to enforce bylaws to take down a tent city.

Dennis Herman of Remax Grey Bruce Realty has the listing for 748 2nd Avenue East in the city’s downtown and says protesters have been allowed to make camp there for too long.

“If these homeless people set up anywhere else in the city they would be arrested,” says Herman, adding “The mayor, councillors, city managers, bylaw, everybody — they’re spineless. If I did this I’d be arrested. Gone to jail.”