February 26, 2019
Homelessness is a crisis in Toronto, but Mayor John Tory doesn’t seem to know it.
On February 12, after a service at the Church of the Holy Trinity to add the names of six more people who died on the streets in January to Toronto’s Homeless Memorial, a delegation led by street nurse and longtime affordable housing advocate Cathy Crowe walked to the mayor’s office to meet with him about doing more to end the emergency. The event was dubbed Have A Heart For The Homeless March.
Crowe had announced her intention to visit the mayor a week earlier in an open letter highlighting the mounting homeless deaths in Toronto. There are now close to 1,000 names on Toronto’s Homeless Memorial.