Homeless man found dead on East End identified
It took almost a month but the the remains of a homeless man found at Parliament and Shuter Streets has been identified. The police are not releasing his name at this time.
Although the man’s name is not being released it is likely that those who knew or worked with him on the streets of Toronto would have known him by that moniker.
Crisis nurse Anne Marie Batten said this afternoon that given names are not generally used when the homeless visit drop-ins. Most street people have a street name that they go by and do not tell others of the name that they went by before landing in the cracks.
The man, 71, will be given a memorial service sometime next week. Several agencies will be working to put the service together. Details will be provided when they are known.