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City of Toronto Commits to Essential Physical Distancing Standards to Protect People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

May 19, 2020 – The Black Legal Action Centre, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto, Aboriginal Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario have reached an agreement with the City of Toronto today.

“BLAC became involved in this litigation because, we see every day through our work, the dire levels of poverty in the Black community and the resultant housing insecurity, homelessness and our community’s disparate reliance of the shelter system. While we recognize this agreement as step forward, we also see that this issue – housing insecurity and homelessness – is part of an even broader systemic issue related to anti-Black racism in the city and province.”  

– Ruth Goba, Executive Director of the Black Legal Action Centre
Read more about this agreement here.