Toronto buying four prefabricated structures as demand for emergency shelters surges


The city is purchasing four "highly sophisticated," temporary structures as demand for emergency shelter and 24/7 respite sites remains high. The four prefabricated structures, manufactured by Canadian company Sprung Instant Structures Limited, cost $2.5 million each, which does not include the cost to operate them. They are meant to serve as temporary sites where anyone in sudden need of a place to stay can rest, access food, showers and support services.