Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
I WUB you.
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There will be NO gun control legislation enacted by any LIE-beral govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIE-berals are far too busy defending their existing INSANE policies to be bothered with anything related to crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fighting crime costs too much LIE-beral gravy - so LIE-berals do as they always do- talk the issue to death!!!!!!!!!!!!
But they CAN ACT FAST on things that interest them- consider:
Here is yet another article explaining how Toronto city council is so utterly dis-functional. With some comments of my own in brackets):
City building a $2.5M pre-fab for transients in public park.
By Sue-Ann Levy. Published: September 19, 2018. Updated: September 19, 2018 7:44 AM EDT
Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA
So I now know why an “open house” for Fort York-area residents — held by city officials Monday evening — reminded me of attending a sales pitch for a new condominium project.
There were at least seven staff from Shelter, Support and Housing (SSHA), three from Fred Victor Centre, two Toronto cops, three consultants and two councillors at the splashy presentation trying to sell citizens on the creation of a $2.5-million pre-fab structure for transients that will be coming soon to a park near them.
Attendees were greeted by the plethora of staff wearing “Ask Me” tags, handed a glossy brochure with pictures of three supposedly homeless people on front and were encouraged to help themselves to plates full of chocolate chip cookies (to sweeten the deal no doubt).
This is what now masquerades as consultation with neighbourhoods, at least at Toronto City Hall.
It was abundantly clear, and the splashy displays confirmed it, that the Sprung pre-fab structure is a done deal and will be erected in Gore Park directly across from the Princes Gates as early as November, or at the latest, by the end of year.
Yes, you read that right: $2.5 million.
(Considering how often city estimates of cost for anything are at least 25 percent or more often 50 percent lower than the final bill we should treat this $2.5 million dollar PRICE GUESS with cynical SCORN!)
It will cost that much to erect and install the Sprung structure, which will have no windows and only artificial light. Such shelters have been used, according to a representative of the Calgary company, for the homeless in many U.S. cities.
(So how is it that last winter we had homeless advocates howling in outrage at the idea of putting homeless people into EXISTING buildings on the CNE grounds- and yet this winter- a TEMPORARY STRUCTURE that does not even have windows- is suddenly acceptable- AT THE ENTRANCE to CNE grounds?)
(And- if the structure is temporary then how will washroom facilities be provided? And how much damage will be done if or when the pipes FREEZE in that cold wind off the lake? The Sprung Co. Shelters have apparently ONLY been used in Yankee cities so far - have any been used in a Cdn winter?)
(And the city says $2.5 million dollars to erect the structure- how much MORE to stock it with beds and blankets and staff to keep order and etc- with no real cleaning or laundry facilities on site? Does this mean city staff will be burning fossil fuel frequently to haul laundry away along with other waste from temporary toilets and etc?)
(And as it is a “temporary” structure- how much will it cost to one day take down and dispose of? All while existing CNE buildings sit EMPTY!)
At most, it will house 100 people (the sign said 78 at the “open house”- but whatever it ends up being, that’s upwards of $25,000 per transient just to build it- not including the per diem costs of around $105 a night for each person sheltered.
(With the kind of money the city is throwing around they could get these people hotel rooms! If they were not to drunk and drugged up and crazed to be allowed near civilized accommodation- and that is the problem isnt it!)
Meanwhile, 545 Lakeshore Blvd. — a beautiful heritage building once housing Rogers offices and before that CFMT-TV– was opened as a temporary 24-7 low-barrier respite shelter on Sept. 5. Residents who attended the Monday session told me they only learned of its opening the week before or when they spotted three security officers in bullet-proof vests out front.
Once the pre-fab opens, this site will become a temporary shelter for women and couples.
SSHA spokesman Patricia Anderson told me Tuesday a total of three pre-fabs have been purchased- at $2.5-million a pop- with an option for a fourth, but didn’t say where they’ll be erected.
(One really has to ask if there are not some empty warehouses in the city that could be rented instead of buying these temporary monstrosities to be planted in multiple parks- RIGHT AFTER the October election is safely over and done? Or are the homeless now such a problem that NO landlord wants them nearby?)
There you have it.
I can truly say the handling of this whole respite care/pre-fab/homeless shelter file is not only out of control but is probably one of the best definitions of insanity I’ve witnessed as of late.
The city’s latest street census won’t be out until November but the city’s housing officials, Mayor John Tory and council’s virtue-signallers keep reiterating that there is an “unprecedented increase” in the number of homeless in the city. But I believe, having studied the issue for more than 15 years, that if you build it, they will come.
In other words, we’ve truly created a homeless industry in this city.
(Yes- the more facilities and nicer facilities that are supplied- the greater the lure to draw people from all over the province! And of course THAT IS THE GOAL! Our socialist city councillors are determined to hire just as many civil service union Hogs as they can get away with- secure in the knowledge that with the Hog jobs come the Hog VOTES that LIE-berals so desperately NEED!)
(And isnt it odd how utterly SILENT city Hogs are about the number of illegals in the shelter system! We were told there was a 35 percent increase in shelter use last winter- and we heard that mayor Jackass John Tory has been on the phone to Our idiot Boy Justin- whining about the cost of supporting the mess of illegals that LIE-berals have invited here from around the world- without ANY plan for how to feed or house them! Nor any idea how the illegals shall become self supporting given their general lack of language and education skills!)
(And LIE-berals certainly see NO real need for valid security checks on illegals either! It is enough for desperate LIE-berals that the votes of illegals are for sale- and LIE-berals intend to be the HIGHEST BIDDERS!)
What’s worse is that city officials keep ramming respite shelters into unsuspecting neighbourhoods thinking residents will simply embrace them because, well, it’s inhumane not to support the poor and homeless. In other words, the city’s SSHA staff think they have a divine right to do so and taxpaying residents don’t count.
(LIE-berals could resolve much of this homeless crap simply by rounding up crazy people and committing them for treatment! Additionally they could round up drug addicts and confine them till the physical addiction fades- this would give addicts who are currently a plague on our streets a fighting chance to get clean and sober!
Putting homeless drug addicts in jail is no more costly than dumping them in the shelter system! But LIE-berals who so happlily force crap on ordinary people see no reason to force treatment in drugged or mentally ill people!)
Trouble is, respite or low-barrier shelters accept anyone and everyone and have no rules. Those who operate them, as I’ve seen over and over again at 21 Park Rd., at Sherbourne and Dundas Sts., and with St. Felix Centre on Augusta Ave., there’s no concern about what homeless clients do once they leave the front door.
(LIE-berals have no desire to force even something as simple as good manners onto the “poor”!)
Councillor Mike Layton actually admitted to an attendee that city officials had trouble finding a location across the city because of “fear in the neighbourhood.”
As tone deaf as he chooses to be, it’s not because residents are NIMBYs. It’s because of the unchecked lawlessness around the sites.
I actually felt sorry for the people who attended Monday evening, as I listened to them being lulled into a false sense of security that things will be different this time — that shelter operators and city officials would have their interests in mind.
I can say from experience they won’t.
(LIE-berals are shooting down their own policies by this refusal to enforce even minimum standards of public behaviour on their homeless “clients”! The public is outraged that city poobahs would demand such a double standard of behaviour! At the same time as our taxes go constantly up- the proximity of these homeless shelters or “drug harm reduction” facilities DRIVES DOWN property values!)