True North previously reported that an influx of asylum seekers — making asylum claimants upon arrival at airports or after illegally crossing the border — have overwhelmed the Toronto shelter system.
However, a large office building at 5800 Yonge St. – just north of Finch Ave. — the City of Toronto budgeted $3 million for at the beginning of February to hold it on a contingency basis to be used as a shelter remains empty.
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