January 21, 2022

News Report: “Why Toronto Libraries are a Hot Spot for the Homeless”

From the CBC:

Moe Hosseini-Ara, the Toronto Public Library’s director of branch operations and customer experience, knows a lot of library branches in the downtown core are used by the homeless population.

“I do feel that the prevalence and the numbers have increased,” Hosseini-Ara said. “We’re there for the entire community.”


Hosseini-Ara says library services partners with Toronto’s public health and social services to “work with them to see what we can do as a part of the organizations in the community that can assist.”

The branches are also seasonally designated as warming and cooling areas in the city.

Read the Complete Report

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.