Encampments Rights Review

Published: September 30, 2020

This report by the Right to Housing Toronto (R2HTO) details our concerns with the enforcement of the City’s laws and policies that relate to encampments during COVID-19, and the impact of the City’s approach on encampment residents, the right to housing, and human rights principles.

R2HTO has identified tangible actions the City must take to uphold the rights of those living in encampments, by applying eight human rights principles which have been identified in the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing’s national protocol for responding to encampments in Canada.

Our findings are drawn from our conversations with City of Toronto staff and elected officials, as well as reports from the ground by community workers and grassroots organizations.

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