345 Sylvan Street: not the appropriate location for a “stabilization space” for London's homeless addicts
The City of London plans to make 345 Sylvan Street a “core area stabilization space” for homeless drug users in London. The proposed plan for this property is to act as a temporary shelter "where police and other agencies can bring residents who are on the streets, potentially on drugs or other substances”, who “need a place to ride out a high”.
Old South, specifically this cul-de-sac, is a quiet, family-based area with many children, and is within walking distance of several schools and daycare centers. The physical site itself sits on a large lot, which backs onto a church, an apartment building and several residential homes. There are many access points, making it extremely difficult to secure. While these services are important and necessary, the organizers of this petition feel that the proposed use for this property is not suitable in a residential neighbourhood with young children and families.