The Toronto Transit Fee (TTC) says it sees a spike within the variety of folks in search of shelter in stations when the climate turns chilly as the town continues to face capability challenges at its shelters and warming centres.
Spokesman Stuart Inexperienced says TTC workers observe between 30 and 60 unhoused folks per day in transit stations throughout chilly climate months, in comparison with eight to 10 the remainder of the 12 months.
He says these figures are estimates based mostly on present and historic information.
The Metropolis of Toronto has mentioned it plans to open a brand new website to assist preserve susceptible residents heat when temperatures drop to -15 C after its 4 warming centres had been at capability over the weekend.
Toronto has opened extra shelter area, expanded its warming centres’ operations, and opened new 24-hour respite websites this winter.
Metropolis councillors had voted final 12 months to decrease the brink for when warming centres might be opened to -5 C or when freezing rain, snow or storm warnings are issued.
Warming centres opened final winter solely when temperatures dipped to -15 C or -20 C in Toronto.