City of Toronto sued by homeless advocates arguing shelter spacing violates Charter

From CTV News –  A group of organizations that support Toronto’s homeless population are launching legal action against the City of Toronto, saying its failure to keep some beds in its shelters at least two metres apart constitutes a violation of residents’ charter rights.

Lawyers from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, the Black Legal Action Centre, the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Aboriginal Legal Services say the close quarters in some Toronto shelters and respite sites violate sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Hide this website