September 9, 2018
David Peter Allen, who goes by the street name Dexter, picks up what’s left of his home and starts building again.
The Toronto man, who turned 45 last month, has lived on the street for the past two years, most recently in a green tent under the Gardiner Expressway. He’s had to rebuild it four times, he says.
“We came back and it was totally shredded. Tools gone — stolen. Tent got shredded, vandalized,” says Dexter.
He says, in this case, the theft and destruction is unusual as most of the community living under the concrete shelter of the expressway look out for one another.