Artist Title Album Label
Eli Larsen Intro to the episode
Christine Bruce A few brief comments from my conversation with Alex Nelson
Alex Nelson On what it really feels like to be precariously housed, and how you can help
Eli Larsen An introduction to Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe On the Trinity-Bellwoods evictions, June 2021
Eli Larsen PSA for local food and eateries
Noam Chomsky PSA for Community Radio
Eli Larsen segue into the second half
Cathy Crowe More on the evictions and how we can help
Alan Parsons Project Eye in the Sky
Stereo Goes Stellar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Eli Larsen How will you view the homeless today?

No Exits, part two. In late June, police and private security evicted 20-25 homeless residents from Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park, just one of several downtown tent encampments that appeared during the pandemic.

The temporary fencing erected during the eviction remains up around the former encampment site, which continues to be patrolled 24/7 by security guards. Many Canadians want to know where the city's priorities lie, when the city’s vulnerable are taken by force, multiple arrests are made and a community garden is destroyed in a show of force by city hall.

Cathy Crowe is a Canadian Street Nurse, educator, social justice activist, and filmmaker specializing in advocacy on homelessness in Canada. She is the author of two books: Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out and A Knapsack Full of Dreams. 
Cathy received the Order of Canada in 2018 and is currently a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. She continues to fight for the right to shelter for everyone and for a fully funded national housing program.

For more information on Cathy Crowe and her work in Toronto, visit; Cathy is also on Twitter, @cathyacrowe and she writes for Rabble at

This is the second episode in a three-part series on homelessness in Canada. A warning that some of the anecdotes shared are hard to hear.


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