News Release
August 4, 2020

Earlier this evening, a City of Toronto staff member was stabbed by a client while on shift at one of the City’s interim housing programs, located at 55/65 Broadway Avenue.

The staff person is in hospital. The City wishes them a full and speedy recovery.

The City will be conducting a full review of the circumstances of this incident in consultation with Toronto Police Services and the City’s corporate security division to determine next steps, including security enhancements if required.

A police investigation is ongoing.

The interim housing program houses approximately 150 clients at this site. Case management and housing search supports have been provided, resulting in some clients already moving into permanent housing. 24-hour security guards and video surveillance are on-site.

The program is designed to be temporary, while the units are vacant pending redevelopment in September. Staff are working to find permanent or alternate temporary housing for all clients before the end of August.

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