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Khaleel Seivwright, 28, marks off a measurement along a 2 x 6 board which is part of a tiny structure he is building for a homeless person.Nick Kozak/The Globe and Mail

The City of Toronto is asking a court to order a local man to stop building small wooden shelters for the homeless.

The city filed an injunction application on Feb. 12 against Khaleel Seivwright, a carpenter who has been building small structures for those living outside.

The city wants an order that permanently stops Seivwright from placing or relocating structures on city-owned land.

It cites bylaws that prohibit camping and living in city-owned parks.

Seivwright did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He has been building the shelters since the fall and has raised more than $200,000 on GoFundMe for materials.

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