An interesting story popped up this week, or was pulled down, I should say. Chris Gardiner, a homeless man, who was living under the Gardiner Expressway, under one of the ramps to Spadina, was evicted yesterday, and his home was dismantled to make room for desperate repairs needed to the popular highway.
I find it curious that he felt that it was his right to live there, and that any offers of help from the city to relocate him, or find him housing were rejected. His claim was that it's "against his religion to rent from a landlord". Essentially, he didn't believe in land ownership. I'm not convinced that land ownership can be claimed as a religious belief, or if it was simply a fitting arguement to the man's situation. Regardless, he's now gone, but has told the city "they have't seen the last of me yet".