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After six months in operation, the YMCA's Sprott House has become a safe haven for LGBTQ youth.
Family and women's shelters typically operate discreetly to protect clients from violent ex-partners. What happens when a shelter needs public support for a new building?
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After a 10 year effort to make it happen, Toronto will open Canada's first LGBTQ transitional house on February 1.
With decreasing funds from federal and provincial governments, the City's Shelter Support and Housing budget faces an increasingly difficult task.
A half-billion dollar project could dramatically change one of Toronto's oldest and neediest streets, and local advocates want to make sure it's done right.
Opinions on ending homelessness vary as much as the underlying concerns.
While the need for shelter services is spread throughout the city, they're mostly located downtown.
Despite a 4,000 person petition, Scarborough's only youth shelter closes three weeks earlier than expected.
While homelessness is often thought of as a downtown phenomenon, experts warn of "hidden homelessness" in the suburbs.
After 10 long years of battling for a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth, advocates will see their work come to fruition this summer.
An upcoming photo exhibit tells the stories of homeless people from the downtown east side.
Councillors want to see shelter occupancy kept at or below 90 per cent.
Extra space to be created by putting down mattresses at 18 existing shelters.
Toronto's homeless shelters are struggling to meet long-term housing needs the system was never intended to address.
Given Toronto's longstanding affordable housing crisis, it should be no surprise that there's pressure on emergency shelters.
Research shows that Toronto needs to become more accessible, supportive, and safe for LGBTQ youth.
Under a harm reduction-inspired approach, residents were permitted to consume alcoholic beverages inside the shelter.