The blue and yellow tent was buffeted by wind as big trucks rumbled past, followed by sirens cutting through the silence, Tuesday night.
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To donate to his challenge for the Busby Centre, drop by Unity Market at corner of Toronto and Simcoe streets before Nike Vapormax Black Red Dec. 24.
Busby centre executive director Sara Peddle said she grateful Dennis is taking up the cause again this Christmas.
physically sleeping outdoors during these cold evenings to bring awareness about the issues of homelessness. a positive and upbeat hip hop artist, Dennis travelled across Europe and New Zealand before settling down in Barrie, where he grew up. After his travels, he become more environmentally aware of the planet and the people who inhabit it.
Dennis said he frustrated by Barrie high unemployment rate and seeing people rely on food banks when there enough food on the planet for everyone.
While Environment Canada is forecasting mild temperatures for the remainder of the week, the nights will start dipping into the minus numbers with rain and snow moving into the forecast by the weekend.
all connected in the necessities of life. We all need food, water and a home. I think if we evaluate our excesses, we see what we can offer more to the people who use the Busby Centre, he said.
tent at the corner of Toronto and Simcoe streets, Tuesday, he said he noticed all the sounds the city makes when most are tucked inside their homes for the night.
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for the Busby centre, which has 30,000 visits a year to its community rooms in the lower level of the Trinity Anglican Church.
With no heater or electricity, Dennis said he not worried about this year temperatures.
Dennis isn homeless, but he taken on the challenge of sleeping in a tent with a sleeping bag for one week to raise money for the David Busby Street Centre.
year, one night hit minus 21 (Celsius). That was cold, but I had a tent and a sleeping bag. A lot of homeless people don even have that, he said.
Dennis is camping out until Dec. 24 in the parking lot of the market where he works as a creative director.
The Busby outreach van offered its services about 5,000 times in 2011, with more than 3,000 of those clients men aged 25 to 30 years old.
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