Anti-poverty action

Protest targets Toronto's 'abandonment' of poor and homeless

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty marches on city hall to deliver report
Nicky Young

A 31-year-old Indigenous woman died recently in a Toronto shelter. The city's shelters have been underfunded and critically over capacity in recent years.

Critics charge it's a case of misplaced priorities, as funds are spent on dubious projects like arming police with assault rifles.

Today the Ontario Coalition to End Poverty delivered a report to city hall entitled #InTheColdTO. Protesters entered city hall chanting "shelters not guns." One woman was tackled by a security agent.

Watch the full video report by Nicky Young below.

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