At Full Capacity: Homelessness and Resistance

November 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm

40 Oak St
40 Oak St
Toronto

[Speakers Series: Free event with meal, child-minding, wheelchair access and tokens]

Film Screening (The Public, 2019) & Discussion

On November 11th Toronto endured its first winter storm. With shelters at capacity, many were left out on the streets in below freezing temperatures. Community members and organizers immediately pushed the city to open Metro Hall as a warming centre.

The city is failing to respond to the shelter and housing emergency, and the number of homeless deaths is on the rise.

Together we have the power and must push back. We will fight to win the basic shelter and housing we need. Join us.

Discussion on resistance and fight back to follow the film screening.


The Public (2019): With emergency shelters at full capacity and a brutal winter storm on the way, a group of Cincinnati homeless men refuse to leave the public library. Demanding shelter from the extreme cold, they stage a sit-in and occupation.