May 17, 2019
Tucked discreetly between two tall pines on the St. John church property in downtown Peterborough is Kyle Loyst’s home [sic].
It is here that he and his fiancée have set up a tent, a place to shelter them from the elements as they sleep at night, because they are homeless.
It’s a space that Loyst feels more comfortable in, as opposed to the nearby Victoria Park where others in a similar situation as he and his fiancée have been camping out for the past couple of weeks.
Recently, those people were given 10 days notice to pack up their stuff and leave the Water Street park. And now, according to Rev. Canon Brad Smith, from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, they can seek sanctuary on church property — much like Loyst and his fiancée have been doing for the past month.