Roehampton Hotel on Mt. Pleasant now a homeless shelter

The City of Toronto has obtained the use of the Roehampton Hotel at 808 Mt. Pleasant Rd. and is using it to house homeless people as an apparent attempt to keep them safe from COVID-19. The forlorn old building — once a handy Midtown Best Western — is slated to be demolished at some point. The use of the site to house the homeless has generated inquiries and complaints to Ward 12 Councillor Josh Matlow. There is also a long thread of comment at Leaside Community Facebook. Concern ranges across such things as personal safety to sharp advice not to be a nimby. FB

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