“Dwayne O’ Connor, executive director of Home Horizon shelter for homeless youth, shows off an area where people were sleeping in tents during the summer and fall. – John Edwards/Metroland”

Feb. 18, 2019 John Edwards Torstar
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The homelessness situation in South Georgian Bay is a rising concern. O’Connor said over the last six months, he’s visited seven “tent cities” — where people are living in tents in the woods — and brought them any supplies he could. more>


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