Why would the largest drop in- shelter in Canada be set up in Whitby?
Durham Region does not have the intention of creating one of the largest emergency shelters in Canada at this site.
Currently, the urgency is to get 45 spaces operational at the shelter to bring people indoors before winter 2023. For a shelter to be considered operational, support services and policies must be in place. This initial phase will be shared rooms only, as only a portion of the building will be made operational at that time.