On a snowy Sunday, activists put together “foam domes” outside of Mayor John Tory’s condo building.
The dome shelters function to give people experiencing homelessness a warm structure to sleep in. They’re made of two pieces of insulated foam and include a carbon monoxide detector.
According to the Encampment Support Network’s Instagram, the structures are big enough for someone tall to sleep in.
The action came after Tory named November 22 National Housing Day, with the Toronto sign lit in red in recognition.
Tory tweeted the proclamation Sunday morning which stated the need for “affordable and adequate housing,” referencing the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan that was approved by city council in December 2019.
The group, along with other volunteers and neighbours, started building the domes at around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, finishing the day with 12 structures.
These were then distributed to different areas in the city where they are