Saturday, November 28

Parks

Charter of Rights and Freedom, court, homeless, Local, Parks, tent city, Toronto

Group of Toronto homeless men and women go to court for park eviction order – The Canadian News

A Toronto court is ready to hear the arguments of a group of homeless men and women living in tents who are rejecting the city's attempts to remove them from parks. The group, which includes activist organizations, wants an interim order to allow the homeless to continue living in the camps until a constitutional challenge to a city charter is heard. The central issue is an ordinance that prohibits living or camping in parks after midnight. The city says the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not entitle the group to live in parks. He says he has worked very hard to make shelters safer during the pandemic and has found temporary or permanent homes for hundreds of people living in camps. Since the pandemic began, hundreds of people have fled shelters in fear of contracting CO...
Beaches, Coronavirus, Local, Parks, Toronto

Enforcement increased at 3 Toronto beaches due to weekend partying – CityNews Toronto

The City of Toronto is increasing enforcement and restricting parking at three beaches due to late-night partying over the weekends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The City said it has seen a “significant increase” in the number of people who are visiting at night and not practising physical distancing, putting up DJ equipment, lighting bonfires, drinking, and leaving a lot of garbage behind. The enforcement will be in place at Marie Curtis Park, Humber Bay West Park and Cherry Beach. Parking will also be restricted starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday evenings. “Bylaw officers and Toronto police will have a highly visible presence at beaches and parking lots, together with Toronto Fire, to ensure that crowds and bonfires and other prohibited activities, such ...