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    Default Intersection panhandlers

    I tried to find existing threads by doing a search for Panhandlers but nothing came up.

    Intersection panhandlers are increasing in number and they are getting quite bold.
    On Saturday one was working the off-ramp from Gateway Blvd to 23rd
    ave. which is a dangerous situation so I called police to report him.
    The officer on the phone told me that those guys make a lot of money. Police
    searched one guy and he had $700 in his pockets.
































































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    Did they have reason to search him.?
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    They usually leave quite a mess around the area too. Boxes, carts, bikes and such

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    In the late 90s, as someone living/squatting on the streets of Toronto I got in with some of the squeegee kids (a subspecies of intersection panhandler). I was blown away by how much money they'd make.

    An afternoon of effort would typically net well over $100 per person, especially if you had a lucrative corner.
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    Don't feed the wild animals.

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    I recently noticed a lot more billboards advertising to not give money to panhandlers. One in particular, which I believe was at 23rd and Parson's Rd. had the "Don't" painted over so it read "give money to panhandlers". Found that pretty funny considering that intersection is constantly occupied by someone asking for money.

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