Kevin Clarke

“Homelessness doesn’t start here, this is where it ends,” said Kevin Clarke, tapping his finger on the table of the deli which we sat in, indicating downtown Toronto. He donned the only formal wear he has—an oversized blue suit, faded pink shirt and a blue and green patterned tie which looked like a swatch from an outdated hotel bed covering. In light of this, there was something aristocratic about him. And aristocratic he should look. Mr. Clarke is the most famous homeless man in Toronto. So much so, that he even has his own Wikipedia page—the proverbial sign that you have made it.

Mr. Kevin Clarke

Meet Kevin Clarke, politician, rebel, homeless man.


Ignored. Shunned. Over-shadowed. Scorned. Nameless. Faceless. Sometimes we need to take the time to extract the person behind the homelessness that we find on city streets. I met this man as he was being ejected from the Salvation Army that I was passing. He was complaing about bed bugs, roaches, abuse and homosexuality in the … Continue reading