The much-publicized roaming tent city has made its latest stop in Saanichton Green Park, in Central Saanich.
A few tents, a small bus, and signs saying things such as “Homes not Hate” are currently occupying the space.
The group is expected to stay for several days and the municipality has also reportedly provided a portable toilet, sharps container, and extra garbage cans for the group to use.
Spreading Awareness, But Also Controversy
The temporary tent city has moved across Greater Victoria, with the stated goal of was to garnering government attention regarding the housing crisis and to highlight the need for poverty-reduction plans.
However, the group has also sparked controversy and been accused of damaging property, which prompted Oak Bay Police to “invoice” tent city organizer Chrissy Brett.
In a press release, the Central Saanich Police Service said they’re “working closely with the District of Central Saanich and the camp organizer to ensure this event is safe and peaceful and has minimal impact on the local residents use of the park.”