FACT: The City has initiated a legal proceeding against Khaleel Seivwright 1 – initiating a legal proceeding is the definition of “suing.” 2
In an attempt to stop Toronto Tiny Shelters from being distributed to people who are without shelter, the City of Toronto has filed in court to try to get an injunction to “permanently restrain” Khaleel Seivwright from “placing and/or relocating structures on City-owned land or otherwise creating a nuisance or interfering with the City’s rights as owner and occupier of its land.”1 The result of the City winning this lawsuit would be that people living outside will no longer have access to the relative warmth, privacy and security the shelters provided and will instead have to sleep in tents or other shelters that do not have insulation and cannot be locked.3
City Claim: Frequently Asked Questions – Wooden structures in encampments, February 25, 2021.
- City of Toronto. (February 12, 2021). Notice of Application.
- Sue. Dictionary.com
- Toronto Tiny Shelters. (n.d.) Demand To Allow Temporary Shelters To Remain On Toronto City Land. Change.org; Jones, Alexandra Mae. (November 25, 2020). City of Toronto Threatens to Remove Tiny Shelters Built to Help the Homeless, Citing Safety Concerns. CTVNews.ca.