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Editorial Opinion Homeless for Thanksgiving

Editorial Opinion Homeless for Thanksgiving

It always happens this time of year. you have to call the landlord at least once to remind them that the heat is not on. The thing is, as you get older, the more you notice the small things. Like the heat being off. Maybe there are two many people in the world. Maybe we should have stopped at 6 billion. After all it seems there are surplus people lying on the street in Toronto. While the hungry pigeons peck greedily at the half opened plastic wrapped sandwich left on the sidewalk beside them by some loving member of the congragation of St. Jude’s. Who of course would not be there were it not for the government fund granted the church to take care of the poor.
Then there are the lineups at the church of the mentally ill, the drug addicts and the poor. all lined up to get themselves a meal for one day. Oh Canada takes good care of refugees. They are bussed to language classes and soon they are placed in an apartment with updated sewer and water and even fiber optic cable is installed. Then they go to work in local factories
While across the street a building privately owned by Foresthill Kipling or maybe Gallaxy Value Added Ontario Properties are busy updating their property to make it more sellable. So the company can flip it maybe to another landlord in their own real estate group.. The fourth landlord in ten years. Cameras are installed, walls are painted and the Laundry room updated.
heat is kept too low so as not to burn to much Natural gas.
The Problem we run into here is apartments only update after the tenant dies or leaves, and repairs are not being made in a timely manner. People living in the building can get sick from improper ventilation or bad water. There can sometimes be 4 levels of administration to a building. Making it very hard to get things fixed. Take the example of Forest Hill Kipling standing at the top of the food chain. The administrators for the property somewhere in the mix is Starlight, then there is Galaxy Value added properties who collect the rent, then there is the regional manager. A sub regional Manager and the assistant Manager the outside contractors.
Temporary homeless shelters are playing a numbers game with the government and are top heavy with highly paid administration. These shelters have a maximum of 29 days then you can’t come back for a year. You don’t want one in your neighborhood because of litter, noise and needles on the ground.
And ODSP and community housing are outright hostile in there relationships with clients Yes it is time for the government to step in and really help the homeless help themselves this is a province wide emergency.