At 5pm today all are invited to gather at the SW corner of Yonge and Dundas to mourn the death of the man who died there last night of hypothermia and cardiac arrest. City warming shelters were not open and the regular shelters are full.
Morgan Baskin, who was baptised at Holy Trinity 18 years ago, has started her run for mayor of Toronto. She has attracted quite a bit of media attention. She was interviewed for the Toronto Anglican last month and shared some of her thoughts with them.
“Young people bring a different and outside perspective, and we’re not hearing that right now. Young people bring fresh ideas. We’re inventors and forward-thinkers and activists and change-makers, and we need to be given opportunities and bring our voices to politics. Continue reading Lifelong member Morgan Baskin running for mayor
Join concerned citizens of Toronto as they remember their sisters and brothers who have died on the street without a home to call their own.
Gathering at noon outside Church of The Holy Trinity at the Homeless Memorial. Remembrance is followed by a light lunch in the church.
By John Bonnar, Rabble.ca | August 15, 2009
They held candles, bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence for the men, women and children who died of homelessness in Toronto.
“This month we have no new names that must be added,” said the minister.
“Not that we know of anyway,” said one of the mourners.
“We pray this month we were spared more deaths,” added the minister.
On the second Tuesday of the month, they gather outside the Church of the Holy Trinity to mourn the dead. The Homeless Memorial, a small wooden structure near the steps to the entrance, contains over 600 names of those who have lived and died on the streets.