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Like many larger cities, there are great contrasts found throughout Halifax. One of them being the homeless living so close to the extremely wealthy...sometimes literally on their doorstep. This isn't a warning or anything because it can't be avoided or realistically helped by one or two individuals, but the homeless are everywhere in Halifax. At least that was our experience. In some cities, they are withdrawn...in others, (San Francisco comes to mind) they are creative with signs and methods. However, in Halifax, they are persistant. They will come after you asking for money, they will ask you mulitple times, too. At least this was our experience...

It's just something you have to think about when you are looking up at these lavish and certainly expensive waterfront townhouses...then you turn the corner to see man huddled up with a jacket using a soaked box for a mattress. By no means am I making this out to be just a Halifax issue...sadly, it's all too common. However, it's something that was very much a part of this city on our visit.

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2004
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