With fewer beds available due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of city’s most vulnerable are left on the streets all day, every day.

Putting pressure on the government to open a temporary day shelter this winter despite the objections of some businesspeople.

“It was really just the opinions of a couple landlords and businesses that were operating nearby and they sent in letters,” said lawyer and advocate Nick Sowsun.

“[Among] the wider public there was no discussion. We were really upset and thought there was no justice in the process or the outcome.”