(traffic) – [Male Interviewer] Daryl. – Yes. – We’re here in Toronto.
You’re panhandling. – Yes, without a doubt. – Tell me about it. – I’m at Queen Street. I
come here mostly every day. Just started comin’ here, to this spot. Normally I go up to Davisville,
which is on Young, up there. Been homeless since 2007 on and off. Had my own place, had not my own place. I have a son. I lived in Foster Care my whole life. I got kicked out when I was 18. How I became homeless. Cause they kicked me out in Manitoba. I’m from Winnepeg, Manitoba. – Where’d you sleep last night? – Eva’s place, underneath the bridge. – It’s no, no way for people to live. – Yeah, I know. – Tell me about panhandling. I mean, people are just walking by not
even paying attention to us. – They do. – You feeling… – You get used to it. – Do ya? You feel invisible? – Oh yeah. – It’s not that I’m
invisible, it’s just like, you’re in a big city,
with lots of panhandlers. Lots of people that are crazy.
People just ignore it, right? They just go by you like, ‘Oh, who cares? We only live in Toronto.’ Ya know? It’s retardedness. They don’t acknowledge who you are. – Right. – Like when you go to ask ’em directions, or something like that,
they just walk past you. Like nothing happening, you know? – So why panhandle? – You still make the money. Still make more than minimum
wage in an hour normally. – You do? – Average, yeah. Average out more than
minimum wage an hour. – That’s because it’s a big city. – Yeah. – It’s humiliating though.
Ya know? It’s not a career… – No, but when you’re homeless,
and live on the streets, when you go to an employer, and
they ask you where you live, and you say that you don’t live anywhere, they get suspicious, ya know? They’re like, ‘Oh, this
guy is a drug addict’, and like, they judge you before… When somebody looks at
you and they judge you, it makes you more upset than when, like say I was looking at
this guy and I judge him because of his glasses, ya know? Like judging somebody walking
down the street, – Yeah. – They judge me. When they
look at me, sitting here, they’re judging me, saying
I’m a piece of shit. Ya know? – Yeah. Or they don’t
acknowledge you at all. I mean, there’s tourists
behind us taking pictures. I mean, they’ve moved now, but… – Yeah, I know. – Ya know, gosh. What’s your future like? – I don’t know. I wanna get
into autobody, or mechanics. I want to. – Well, what are you
doing to get outta this? – What am I doing to
get outta this? – Yeah. – Well, I wanna get my own place first. First I wanna get a job, but as I said, Toronto is harder than
snakes and ass to get a job. Especially when you live outside. – If you had three wishes,
what would they be? – If I had three wishes,
what would they be? – Yeah. – I wish my mom was back to life, and I wish my son was set for life, and I wish I had a job. – Thank you very much for talking with me. – No problem.