With her forehead resting in her right hand, Rachel Robinson quietly wept as her friend was included among the names of the dead read out at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity on Tuesday.
Robinson had come to the church to take part in a monthly memorial for people who have died from issues tied to homelessness, including exposure, poverty, violence, illness, addiction and neglect.
Please join us at the Homeless Memorial for an hour of remembrance and advocacy.
This outside vigil will be followed by a solemn procession to City Hall to tell Mayor Tory to act on the homelessness emergency and to stop these preventable deaths!
As part of our campaign to “Have a Heart For the Homeless”, we ask that you draw or cut out hearts on paper and cardboard and bring them with you.
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at noon.
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square (beside the Eaton Centre)
Lunch will be provided. If you are able to contribute food or help serve, please contact Merylie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Circle of Angels, a volunteer street outreach team, and Don Valley West MPP and former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne attended this month’s homeless memorial at Church of the Holy Trinity. Since 2017, at least 74 people have died while homeless in the city of Toronto.
A celebration of the life of Bonnie Briggs, founder of the Homeless Memorial, will take place on Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm, here at the Church of the Holy Trinity. All are welcome. Bonnie was a tireless advocate for the homeless and under-housed population of our city. Bonnie’s leadership was crucial in this on-going issue, which was coloured by her experience as someone who had lived with homelessness.
For more on Bonnie’s legacy, please see this article from the Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/08/08/toronto-activist-bonnie-briggs-remembered-as-advocate-for-housing-creator-of-homeless-memorial.html