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Old September 6th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Store them all in a warehouse....

Hokay.... I guess it works. Homeless shelters are pretty much like that anyways...

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City looks to warehousing the homeless this winter
Gordon Kent, Edmonton Journal
Published: 12:51 pm

EDMONTON - The city is looking at housing up to 200 homeless people in a warehouse or other "remote location" this winter because there isn't enough downtown shelter space to hold everyone.

The Winter Emergency Response Plan released this morning indicates an extra 350 beds or mats will be needed during cold weather, but at best there are only 150 spots available in existing facilities such as the Salvation Army.

With vacancies tight, officials haven't found any other sites downtown, so one option is to transport people to a warehouse in an industrial area, possibly carrying them on city buses at a cost of $150,000.
The city expects that it won't have enough shelter space for the homeless this winter.

They're still looking for a suitable location, which could also include using a vacant public building such as a school or room in the downtown YMCA after exercise equipment is moved to their new building.

The $2.8-million plan, which includes a $1-million contingency to create extra space if required due to bad weather or rising homeless numbers, will be discussed Tuesday by city council.

The provincial government is being asked to pay for most of the budget.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #2
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Better than nothing!
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Old October 6th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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Sure is, there are plenty of empty warehouses around this city. Hopefully there will be proper sanitation provided though as a lot of these places have rather dated and non-working toilets...unless of course the warehouse is near Whyte avenue...Edmonton's outdoor toilet of sorts. :-P
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Old October 6th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #4
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I actually can't think of many empty warehouses in Edmonton - unless you refer to the freshly built warehouses.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #5
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I actually can't think of many empty warehouses in Edmonton - unless you refer to the freshly built warehouses.
There are quite a few around 66th St/Yellowhead in the NE of the city. Much of the warehouse development seems to be occurring in the south around Millwoods & in the west end.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #6
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Well, I do remember there being an abandoned and fenced warehouse kitty-corner to Rexall and Wayne Gretzky Drive, right behind that J. Ennis Fabrics place, but that's the only one to come to mind, really. Most of the warehouses I have seen are taken up in that area. However, I haven't really taken good walks around Belvedere.
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Don't bother, you aren't missing much Xelebes, believe me!

Although they are cleaning the soil along the east side of Fort Road for potential development/road widening.
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Yeah, I think I saw that much when I walked past there from Belgravia Station. A pity there is only a casino and a packing plant there. Doesn't seem be a lot going for that neighbourhood. Some of that area has no sidewalk and many of the lots look scarily vacant. I hope to hear a decent project happening there soon, something like eight or nine stories there, but alas, it's so sad there that even a single-family housing development would be an improvement there.
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