September 1, 2015


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A house of last resort

This Spence Street building is rooming house has 18 suites. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Eighteen doorbells mark each suite in at a Spence Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
People gather on the front porch of a Spence Street rooming house.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Signs inside the main door at a Spence Street rooming house reminds tenants to 'please make sure door is closed' to prevent 'undesirables' from entering, and that drinking and loud noises on the front porch are not allowed. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Michael outside the Spence Street rooming house he calls home.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Michael sits on his bed in his third-floor suit in a Spence Street rooming house.  ((JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Mailboxes inside a Furby Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Dave inside a hall in his Spence Street rooming house.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Dave inside his third-floor suite in a Spence Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Caretaker Albert believes he needs to sit on porch of the Furby Street rooming house where he works so everyone knows he's around. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Second floor apartment kitchen at a Furby Street rooming house.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A window in a second-floor bathroom in a Furby Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sink in a second-floor bathroom at a Furby Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Cathy outside the Furby Street rooming house she calls home.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Cathy inside her third-floor suite in a Furby Street rooming house.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The fire alarm system inside a Furby St rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Sandra and friend Tory in Sandra's suite in a Furby Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Landlord Steve Tait looks at a rear window in his Furby Street rooming house. A former tenant  who was evicted used the window for drive-by drug service. The next tenant had to post signs to stop knocking from past customers. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A broken crack pipe and drug bag on ground outside a Furby Street rooming house.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A syringe on the ground outside a Furby Street rooming house. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Albert, caretaker at a Furby Street rooming house, is very passionate about his neighborhood. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Landlord Steve Tait (left) moves furniture from his Furby Street rooming house with a tenant. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Spence Neighborhood Association workers Isabel Jerez (right) and Mary Burton on Spence Street.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
This Spence Street building is rooming house has 18 suites. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Eighteen doorbells mark each suite in at a Spence Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
People gather on the front porch of a Spence Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Signs inside the main door at a Spence Street rooming house reminds tenants to 'please make sure door is closed' to prevent 'undesirables' from entering, and that drinking and loud noises on the front porch are not allowed. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Michael outside the Spence Street rooming house he calls home. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Michael sits on his bed in his third-floor suit in a Spence Street rooming house. - ((JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Mailboxes inside a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Dave inside a hall in his Spence Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Dave inside his third-floor suite in a Spence Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Caretaker Albert believes he needs to sit on porch of the Furby Street rooming house where he works so everyone knows he's around. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Second floor apartment kitchen at a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A window in a second-floor bathroom in a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sink in a second-floor bathroom at a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Cathy outside the Furby Street rooming house she calls home. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Cathy inside her third-floor suite in a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The fire alarm system inside a Furby St rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tenant Sandra and friend Tory in Sandra's suite in a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Landlord Steve Tait looks at a rear window in his Furby Street rooming house. A former tenant who was evicted used the window for drive-by drug service. The next tenant had to post signs to stop knocking from past customers. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A broken crack pipe and drug bag on ground outside a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A syringe on the ground outside a Furby Street rooming house. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Albert, caretaker at a Furby Street rooming house, is very passionate about his neighborhood. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Landlord Steve Tait (left) moves furniture from his Furby Street rooming house with a tenant. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Spence Neighborhood Association workers Isabel Jerez (right) and Mary Burton on Spence Street. - (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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