The city of Edmonton is opening up its downtown convention centre to hundreds of homeless people.

The question is, will homeless people want to move there?

“The bigger question is how are we going to be able to afford it,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “We’ve been able to use some of the federal and provincial relief dollars to move outside our jurisdiction to make sure everyone has a warm place to sleep for the winter while we continue to work with senior levels of government to put long term solutions in place for housing.”