Vancouver businesses told to call 311 if street people block their doorway
In response to the recent incident outside a Vancouver Tim Horton’s business associations are asking businesses to call the appropriate authorities rather than taking matters into their own hands.
The deliberate soaking of belongings of a panhandler in front of a Tim Hortons restaurant on Vancouver’s Robson Street may be an act of frustration by a business owner tired of street people camping in his doorway, but business associations say it doesn’t reflect their efforts to counsel members to be patient and respectful. The incident, which received widespread attention on social media and led to an apology from Tim Horton’s corporate offices, highlights the constant but relatively unseen conflict between businesses trying to keep their doors clear, and the homeless who seek shelter in them.
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Source: Vancouver Sun