Homeless camp near Regent Hotel Inner Harbour growing

From today’s Times Colonist:

Less than a year after the tent city on the courthouse lawn was closed by the province, another downtown park is becoming a focal point for homelessness issues in Victoria.

Reeson Park, a small waterfront greenspace on Wharf Street, next to the Johnson Street Bridge, has long been a spot where a few homeless people might camp overnight.

But a recent increase in campers and personal items stored on the walkways has drawn the ire of neighbours and passersby, while a planned redevelopment of the park has poverty advocates crying foul over displacement of the city’s homeless in favour of gentrification.

See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/in-wake-of-tent-city-homeless-camp-grows-at-park-near-bridge-1.16548609#sthash.pIsFSZ7Z.dpuf

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