A coalition of public-interest organizations filed legal proceedings against the City of Toronto over what they’re calling “deplorable” conditions in the city’s shelter system and respite sites amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to documents obtained by CBC Toronto, Goldblatt Partners LLP, the lawyer representing the groups, filed the application against the city to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice on Friday.

“Beds or cots are still only two feet apart, people are in bunk beds, bathrooms aren’t being cleaned more,” said Greg Cook, an outreach worker with Sanctuary Ministries.