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Homeless in Toronto…

I was out from 2am-7am yesterday feeding the homeless.  A new good friend and I handed out 150 sandwiches and 200 bottles of water.  Was there something better we really could have been doing with our time?

You can read a bit more about homelessness in Toronto in this report from the city itself.

Reports vary in terms of how homelessness is measured, some say 4,000 others say 40,000 homeless individuals.  Either way there’s only enough for about 3,000 people in shelters.  And imagine those winters.

Even the ‘middle class’ are being driven out of the downtown core with gentrication and skyrocketing living costs.

What’s an individual in a big city like Toronto suppose to do about all of this?

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Colby August 14, 2008, 11:22 pm

    Lon, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog – keep up the good work.

    Hope you and your family are very well. All the best – Colby

  • Smitty August 15, 2008, 9:17 am

    There is even more up-to-date information about homelessness in Toronto at http://www.toronto.ca/housing.

  • Lon August 16, 2008, 9:14 am

    Colby thanks for the words of encouragement!

    and Smitty thanks for the updated link!

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