Toronto police and city crews moved to evict people experiencing homelessness in an encampment at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Tuesday morning.
Dozens of police officers and security guards began amassing at the popular downtown park shortly after sunrise.
Those living in the encampment were given two hours to pack two bags of belongings and leave.
“All other belongings will be collected and stored for up to 30 days for future pickup,” the city said in a news release.
Between 20 and 25 people are believed to live in the encampment. They were served with formal trespass notices on June 12.
Supporters surround a dwelling as officials continue to serve notice. They’re being given 2-3 hours to leave <a href=”https://t.co/Gmy8EQZzgc”>pic.twitter.com/Gmy8EQZzgc</a>
The city said those living in the park will be “offered safe, indoor space, with access to meals, showers and laundry, harm reduction, physical and mental health supports, and a housing worker.”
More to come.
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