Actions and Demonstrations

11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirits

11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirits
Sunday, February 14
12:30-1:30
Toronto Police Headquarters (40 College Street)

OCAP Occupies Second Floor of City Hall to Protest Loss of Shelter Beds in Downtown East!


Image description: OCAP members occupy the rotunda of Toronto City Hall, draping a pink banner reading WE WILL NOT BE PUSHED OUT over the side of the railing

OCAP Members Occupy Rotunda at City Hall as Council Approves George Street "Revitalization"

OCAP Shuts Down Yonge & Dundas! #shelterforall


Image description: OCAP members hold a red and yellow banner reading "WE WILL NOT BE PUSHED OUT: More Shelter and Housing Now!" across an intersection crosswalk. To their right, a woman holds a black sign reading GENTRIFICATION above her head and to their left, a streetlight with a blue Yonge Street sign atop it

OCAP Shuts Down Yonge & Dundas, Demanding Immediate Action to End Toronto's Shelter Crisis!

Earlier today (September 21), members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) blocked traffic for over 40 minutes at Canada's busiest intersection, during the lunch hour rush. Earlier in the day, we staged a rally and meal at Toronto City Hall and marched up to Yonge and Dundas as it concluded. Upon reaching Yonge-Dundas Square, a few dozen activists, allies and supporters rushed into the street and began laying flowers and memorial signs around the perimeter of the intersection, preventing traffic from moving by blocking lanes. Speeches were made and banners unfurled mere meters away from the bus shelter where a man froze to death in January of this year.

Appeal to Allies for September 21 Rally for Shelters


Image description: Signs and banners bearing the names of people who have died on the streets of Toronto are attached to a red brick building during an OCAP action in November, 2014

OCAP Needs Support and Solidarity in its September Action to Challenge Social Cleansing of Toronto's Homeless

Rally for Shelters event page on ocap.ca

The Executive Committee of Toronto City Council is being asked to endorse a plan to move hundreds of homeless beds out of the City's downtown east. If they go ahead and close the shelters on George Street, the chances are overwhelming that such replacements as are found will be located in outlying areas. The 124 bed Hope Shelter at College and McCaul closed in April and no replacement has yet been found.

Appeal to Allies for September 21 Rally for Shelters


Image description: Signs and banners bearing the names of people who have died on the streets of Toronto are attached to a red brick building during an OCAP action in November, 2014

OCAP Needs Support and Solidarity in its September Action to Challenge Social Cleansing of Toronto's Homeless

Rally for Shelters event page on ocap.ca

The Executive Committee of Toronto City Council is being asked to endorse a plan to move hundreds of homeless beds out of the City's downtown east. If they go ahead and close the shelters on George Street, the chances are overwhelming that such replacements as are found will be located in outlying areas. The 124 bed Hope Shelter at College and McCaul closed in April and no replacement has yet been found.

RALLY TO DEFEND SHELTER SPACE! Monday, Sept. 21, 12PM, City Hall


Image description: black and white image of a shelter bed and a park bench with an OCAP logo positioned between the two, with text reading RALLY FOR SHELTERS beneath it

RALLY AND MEAL TO DEFEND SHELTER SPACE!
Monday, September 21
12:00PM, City Hall (Bay & Queen)
Transportation from Dundas and Sherbourne at 11:30AM
Accessibility van & ASL interpretation provided

July 5th: March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

Come out on Sunday, July 5, 1 p.m., Queen's Park (with march to Allan Gardens).
Join us at the front in the justice section (red). Meet at 12:45 at the North East Corner of University and College to help us flyer for the upcoming demonstrations during the Pan Am Games.

RECLAIM THE STREETS: MARCH TO END GENDERED BASED VIOLENCE! June 17, 5:30PM


Image description: A circle of thorns, flowers and leaves, with a red, purple and yellow flower on the left side. In the middle of the circle is a brown fist with red nail polish on the thumb. A banner above the fist reads "END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE" and a banner below the fist reads "RECLAIM THE STREETS"

Rally and March to End Violence Against Women and Gender Based Violence

When: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Where: Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas Street East
5:30pm - Community Meal & Music
6:00pm Rally
6:30pm March

*Kid friendly *Free meal *Wheelchair accessible rally space & march *TTC Tokens Available *Our feminism is trans inclusive!

OCAP Delegation to Metro Hall to Demand City Replace Shelter Beds Lost by Closing the Hope Shelter


Image description: Photo taken from inside Metro Hall. Two Toronto police officers in yellow jackets stand near the front entrance, barring entry to OCAP members assembled outside

OCAP took a strong delegation to Metro Hall today (March 30) to demand that the City open space immediately to replace the 124 beds for the homeless that will be lost because of the closing of the Hope Shelter. The last person will have to move out of there tomorrow.

Delegation to City Shelter Administration! Defend the 124 Beds Lost by Closing the Hope Shelter! Mon, March 30, 1PM, Metro Hall

TORONTO CAN'T LOSE 124 SHELTER BEDS! DEFEND OUR EMERGENCY SHELTER BEDS!

DELEGATION TO CITY SHELTER ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
MONDAY, MARCH 30
1PM
METRO HALL (KING & JOHN)

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