The Toronto Ombudsman says he has begun an investigation into the evacuation of homeless camps this summer.
Ombudsman Kwame Addo said his office has received complaints, expressing concern over the city’s approach during the eviction.
The city and police cleared four refugee camps in three parks this summer, but clashed with residents and their supporters.
The police used the riot squad to clear those three camps.
The city says temporary living rooms are dangerous, and police say they support city staff and have implemented it as a last resort.
The Ombudsman says the investigation will focus on how the city plans to clear up, engage stakeholders and interact with the public.
The city says it will cooperate with the Ombudsman’s investigation.
The Ombudsman says the office has no mandate to monitor the conduct of Toronto police officers.