THE ALL TOO REAL WORLD OF HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY IN TORONTO

HOMELESS IN TORONTO SOME SHOCKING, BUT ALL TOO REAL STATS: Over 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year, including almost 9,000 in Toronto (ranked the 2nd highest homeless population over any Canadian city) Approximately 1,350 chronically homeless people die each year in Canada, with an average life expectancy of 39 years old Number of low-income people in Toronto: 604,048 Annual income of a low-income adult: less than $20,778 Low-income people are most likely: visible minorities, recent immigrants, and single parents Annual income needed to afford a one-bedroom apartment: $38,000 Percentage of single parents who earn less than that: 55 Percentage of […]