Homeless memorial notes 995th name, Dec. 11

What a shocking statistic! Who is taking responsibility for helping the most vulnerable in Toronto? With 100,000 families on the waiting list for subsidized housing and 9,000 homeless people relying on shelters, Toronto is facing more than a “critical issue” in housing.

How desperate must access to housing have to be before we wake up and admit that Toronto has an emergency housing crisis? The article states that “13 people have died in this city in the last 30 days.”

Bold action and serious soul-searching needs to be undertaken by Toronto city council prior to finalizing a 10-year blueprint for a new housing action plan.