November 26, 2019
City staff confirmed Tuesday they already have received a complaint about a London church’s plans to house homeless people in two military-style tents on its grounds during the winter.
“We will be having conversations (with Urban Haven Project) regarding zoning, fire safety and snow load regarding these tents” said Orest Katolyk, the city’s bylaw boss.
Urban Haven Project, founded by Dan Morand, senior pastor at Beth Emmanuel Church, recently announced plans to erect tents on church property on Grey Street in the SoHo neighbourhood.
“There was no need to talk to the city because it’s a tent in our backyard,” Morand told The Free Press. As of Tuesday afternoon, Morand had not heard from anyone at city hall.