Toronto city officials are handing out notices to all those living in tent cities and other makeshift structures stating they must vacate them within 14 days, despite the fact that shelters and 24-hour respite centres across the city are already at capacity.

According to the City of Toronto’s most recent statistics, emergency shelters and centres are at 93 per cent capacity. A previous warning from city officials said they should never exceed 90 per cent for safety reasons.