“There are easily 400 people still outside and this is not a cold weather story, you must understand that,” said street nurse Cathy Crowe, representing the Shelter and Housing Justice Network.

“We have close to 60 shelters in the city that are really shelters, but we now have over 1,000 people forced to sleep … on floors, on mats, on cots, in situations that are like post-hurricane Katrina is the way I would describe it,” said Crowe.

“They have no security. There’s no safety.”