Winter’s coming. Why Toronto needs to do more to help its homeless residents

MAP’s report on cold-related injury amongst those experiencing homelessness was referenced in the Toronto Star‘s coverage on Toronto’s Winter Services Plan.

“Four warming centres with 170 spaces will open when the temperature dips below -5C. That’s an improvement from last year when the centres weren’t available unless the temperature fell below -15C. It suggests the city is paying heed to the medical evidence — since Toronto’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions found that 72 per cent of hypothermia cases occur when the temperature is above -15C.”

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