The new City of Toronto-operated shelter at 705 Progress Ave. will officially open at a community event on Monday, May 9.
Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Mike Ormsby will deliver an opening prayer and perform a smudge ceremony. Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre) and local Councillor Paul Ainslie (Scarborough-Guildwood) will speak and join the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with staff from the City’s Shelter, Support & Housing Administration division.
Date: Monday, May 9
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m. (speeches will begin at 6 p.m., followed by ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m. and an open house)
Location: 705 Progress Ave.
Note: Mask wearing is mandatory while touring the inside of the shelter.
More information about the new site and photos of the shelter are available on the 705 Progress Ave. webpage.
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