Clusters of homeless people camped on the edge of the rail trail east of the Wentworth stairs are a curiosity for passing cyclists and dog walkers.
But the escarpment squatters are also seen by some as a symptom of a rental market that’s increasingly out of reach for the city’s poorest residents.
The summer has been notable for a greater presence of people sleeping rough at major downtown intersections, parks and other urban patches of land.
“We know 100 per cent that it is a result of our out-of-control housing market,” Sara Mayo, of the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC), said Tuesday.
Article and Image Source: The Hamilton Spectator