A proposed homeless shelter in Leslieville got the green light despite many residents voicing their concerns. The community development committee voted 5-0 to get city council to give final approval to Salvation Army’s 80-bed Hope shelter.
Residents are concerned for child safety, public drinking, drug use and that it will affect the value of their property. Some also say that their complaints were disregarded. Others, like Leslieville Chapman, says that homeless men have a right to be a part of her community.
How much of an influence should’ve the residents had? Do homeless people have the right to live in their community?