Where did you hear about this? One can't ban the public use of a sleeping bag.does anyone have any information about the supposed city by-law that doesn't allow homeless people to use sleeping bags or covering of any sort? want to know if this is really law or if it's just a few asshole cops fucking with the poor...apparently it was just passed
I see as many panhandlers as ever, if not more. We've had some of the same panhandlers in The Annex as we did when I moved here three years ago. I can't even go to the grocery store without someone begging me for change. And it seems to be the same in the rest of downtown.This city has been astonishingly successful at reducing its panhandling problem over the last few years.
One reason is money. There is an expectation that the people who show up in the morning are loaded with cash (it being the financial district). It's just like the regulars who park outside of night clubs. They are counting on people being loose with cash while having a good time. Typically, these panhandlers don't even ask for cash, they just hold out a cap or cup.I do not understand if people need to sleep on the streets why they do it in the financial district.
On some evenings, you have to step over them in the gay ghetto. They are fixtures at the Jarvis exit to the Gardiner, day and night. Ditto for the Castlefrank Station exit ramp of the DVP.Is anyone else noticing panhandlers now begging at the exits to the DVP and Lawrence, Eglinton, and on the 401 exits in Scarborough?