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Inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner – No more homeless deaths!

June 7, 2018 Media Release

(We recently received information from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants of Ontario (ACTO) about an inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner.  You can help call attention to the issue of homelessness and lack of affordabe housing by attending events next week.  Read on to learn more.)  

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Grant Faulkner was homeless when he died in a fire during the winter of 2015 in a makeshift shelter in Scarborough. An inquest has been called the week of June 11th to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. The inquest is expected to last 5 days and to hear from an array of witnesses. A coalition of groups concerned about homelessness and the lack of affordable housing is mobilizing for justice for those experiencing homelessness. 

On Monday, June 11th (the first day of the inquest),

Join us outside the coroner’s court, then help us fill the court room with supporters. We will be calling attention to the systemic circumstances surrounding Grant Faulkner’s death and the injustice of homelessness.

 Community action: Monday, June 11th from 12:00pm-2:30pm

Rally at 12:00pm. Free packed lunch.

Location: Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, Court Room A, 25 Morton Shulman Ave.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/z51Dk3nUny42 

TTC: 96D Wilson bus (westbound from Wilson subway station, 10min) – TTC tokens available upon request

Free shuttle buses: Departing from downtown east and west locations at 11:15am, with return trip from the coroner’s court at 2:30pm. To reserve a seat on the bus: (416) 925-6939 / manager@tdin.ca (departing from 353 Sherbourne St., at Carleton) or (416) 516-1422 ext. 262 / coordinator@thedreamteam.ca (departing from 1678 Bloor St. West, at Keele). We regret the buses are not wheelchair accessible.

On Tuesday, June 12th at 12:00pm:,

 Join us at the Toronto Homeless Memorial to remember those who have died as a result of homelessness in Toronto.

Location: outside the south door of Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind the Eaton Centre)

For more information:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/24/ontario-coroner-calls-inquest-into-deaths-of-two-homeless-toronto-men.html

 

 

 

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