Death of Canadian man living in 24-hour coffee shop sparks housing outcry

Homelessness advocates say elderly man’s death at a Tim Hortons is an indictment of Vancouver’s housing crisis

Battling cancer and attempting to get by on a fixed income in one of the world’s least affordable housing markets, he turned a Vancouver Tim Hortons into his makeshift home.

Now his death – while sitting alone at a table of the iconic Canadian coffee chain – has cast a spotlight on the toll the city’s housing crisis is taking on Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

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In the middle of the night, there are people sitting in fast food places because there’s nowhere safe for them to go

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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