The Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre, Shelter and Housing Justice Network (SHJN), and Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness, convened at city hall Tuesday to call for an immediate action plan from all levels of government to tackle homelessness.

Holding R.I.P. signs in honour of Toronto residents who lost their lives to homelessness so far this year, city councillors and other housing advocates called on the city to create an urgent action plan to tackle the issue.

“We are experiencing a housing crisis and homelessness crisis that requires immediate emergency attention,” Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam said at a press conference at city hall Tuesday morning.