The City of Toronto is extending a pilot program that sends outreach workers into the city’s transit system to respond to the growing number of unhoused people using the indoor space for warmth and shelter.

In March city officials announced a one-year partnership with the TTC and LOFT Community Services to use case workers to provide more support to people struggling with homelessness and mental and physical health challenges.

The city and the TTC are now bolstering the program, itself an extension of LOFT’s Multidisciplinary Outreach Team (M-DOT), with another $500,000 in funding to extend it to March 2025.

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