I missed having to use this by a hair’s breadth.

As it is, I am couch surfing at a friend’s place and my belongings are in storage while I wait for the unit I have finally secured after five months of searching to become available. This new place is half the size and the same price I was paying for the home I was renting before.

Affordable housing has become non-existent in this city. Lots of housing but it’s luxury condos and sprawling suburbia.

It is not just the down and out that are impacted. It is those who are paid minimum wage or little more. It is the people who work in retail, hospitality, call centres, home care — the people who serve us all.