Salvation Army pressed to clean up image

Salvation Army

CTV News has learned the changes coming to the Salvation Army shelter in the Byward Market are designed to eventually move it out of the area.

The City of Ottawa has been pressing the organization to deal with safety issues at its George St. shelter, in hopes of cleaning up its image.

Last month, 30-year-old Kayla Sullivan was stabbed outside the shelter.

Since then, two security guards are now deployed 24-hours a day, and staffing levels have been increased at the front door.

Councillor Mathieu Fleury says he wants the Salvation Army to make the street safer for clients and passers-by, and clean up its image for potential new neighbours.