Beyond Toronto’s borders, homeless means living in the woods

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Read the full article at CBC. Download the print-friendly PDF here. Vance Patterson knows the secret places where men who aren't ready to get help with their problems hide. He knows these desperate places, located in wooded areas outside Toronto, because he used to hide there as well. Patterson was part of the geographic shift of poverty and homelessness, moving out of the downtown core into the suburbs. As housing costs in Toronto drive people out to the suburbs, Newmarket, within commuting distance of Toronto, has become a hub of homelessness, but with few services to keep up with growing social problems. [...]