A number of clients from the City of Moncton’s emergency homeless shelter on Assomption Boulevard – the old fire hall – chose to set up tents and were living behind the building.

The temporary shelter closed on April 1.

Some clients decided not to stay at either one of the two permanent shelters in Moncton, Harvest House or House of Nazareth.

The City of Moncton posted a notice indicating it wanted to do its annual spring cleanup along the Riverfront Trail and asked those living in tents to gather up their belongings on Thursday afternoon.