Coalition Including HALCO Successful in Court Action Against City Over COVID-19 Shelter Crisis

On October 15, 2020, a judge ruled in favour of a coalition including HALCO, finding that the City of Toronto failed to comply with its commitment under a binding settlement agreement  to ensure physical distancing in Toronto homeless shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coalition’s press release can be found here.

More information about the court case can be found here.

The coalition is made up of:

  • Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto
  • Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS)
  • Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
  • Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
  • HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)


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