Faulkner was 49 when he died after his plywood shelter behind a Scarborough business caught fire.

This inquest and another — an investigation into the death of Brad Chapman was set for July but has been delayed — are the first in more than a decade to focus on deceased homeless individuals who lived in Toronto.

The five-person jury gathered Monday at the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex in Toronto’s north end heard that a pathologist had determined Faulkner died of smoke inhalation.