Toronto’s anti-poverty activists are threatening to occupy Metro Hall if city council doesn’t add more shelter spaces for the homeless to eliminate what they are describing as a life-threatening shortage.
Protesters are planning to set up an “emergency” homeless shelter inside the public building March 7 if Toronto’s mayor and councillors fail to meet the group’s demands.
In response to the group’s pleas, city Coun. Adam Vaughan tabled a motion asking council to debate the issue at Wednesday's regular council meeting, but the motion was defeated.
After the vote, activists in the gallery at city hall sh...