Where to Dump Garbage? Our Best Parks Will Do! #stupid

cityhallHave you heard Toronto's garbage peeps are on strike? I'll bet you have. We're only a few days into this thing and already everyone is bitchin' and complainin'. Premature panic is what we do best.

Toronto has unveiled 19 new temporary garbage drop-off locations that residents can use as dumping sites during the strike. This is in addition to the seven drop-off locations I wrote about on Monday. Here are the 19 locations where we can dump our garbage:

  • Ted Reeve Arena
    Northeast corner of Main St. & Gerrard St. E.
  • Villiers St.
    Paved roadway between Saulter St. and Cherry St.
  • Sunnyside Park
    Parking area south of Lake Shore Blvd. W., between Ellis Ave. and Colborne Lodge Dr. (must be east-bound on Lake Shore to access)
  • Sir Casmir Gzowski Park
    Parking area south of Lake Shore Blvd. W., west of Sunnyside Park (must be east-bound on Lake Shore to access)
  • Eglinton Flats (1)
    Enter off Eglinton Ave., east of Jane St.
  • Eglinton Flats (2)
    Enter off Emmett Ave., west of Jane St.
  • Etienne Brule Park
    Old Mill Rd. at Catherine St., east of Humber River
  • George Bell Arena
    215 Ryding Ave., south of St. Clair Ave. W., east of Runnymede Rd.
  • Christie Pits
    Enter off Crawford St., north of Bloor
  • North Toronto Memorial Arena
    North of Eglinton Ave., east of Oriole Pkwy., enter off Edith Dr.
  • Moss Park
    South of Shuter St., north of Queen St. E., west of Sherbourne St.
  • North York Centennial Centre
    580 Finch Ave. W., in parking lot
  • Caledonia Park
    1135 Caledonia Rd., in parking lot
  • Earlscourt Park
    West side of Lansdowne Ave., north of Davenport Rd.
  • Taylor Creek Park
    Enter off Haldon Ave., in parking lot at end of roadway
  • Scarborough Arena
    75 Birchmount Rd., in parking lot
  • Wishing Well Park
    In parking lot, north of 401, west side of Pharmacy Ave. (south of Sheppard Ave. E.)
  • York Mills Arena
    2539 Bayview Ave., enter off York Mills Rd., east of Bayview
  • Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
    51 Beechgrove Dr., in parking lot at end of Beechgrove Dr.

Are you kidding me? The city thinks it's a good idea to make Etienne Brule Park a temporary dump? My Etienne Brule Park where I spend many hours walking, playing and enjoying the summer? Beautiful, serene Etienne Brule Park?

There shouldn't be parks on this list. The seven original drop-off locations plus a few other strategic sites should have been suffice.

Sometimes, Toronto ain't got no class.

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The City is going to cave - I say in early July. With over 24,000 workers on strike the city will crumble before any individual worker has to cross the picket line. Those bastards are already calculating the OT pay they'll get once they go back to work. Once they're done their OT, they'll just call in sick and use up part of their 18 friggin' sick days they're allowed each year.

June 25, 2009 @ 4:23 PM


Does CUPE 416 plan to picket the temporary dumps?

Do you need to show proof of address or will evil 905 folks begin sneaking in to dump trash?

Unfortunately Mike on your hike through Steve Burnt park you'll be able to see rattus norvegicus and I'm not talking about the album by The Stranglers. I remember seeing swarms of them over the mountains of garbage during the last strike

June 25, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

james edgar

Well it's not the best solution but at least the temperary dump closest to me is in a remote area that is not actually a park. (Highland Creek)

June 25, 2009 @ 8:03 PM


I have the displeasure of seeing the garbage at a temporary dump site from my patio (and likely smelling it as more of it piles up).

June 27, 2009 @ 5:24 PM

Stupid Does

I'm confused, why doesn't the city rent metal container bins for these transfer sites instead of just dumping the trash directly on the ground. If the garbage becomes a public health issue (which it will), they could be ordered by law to remove the garbage, bins would make this easier and cleaner.

July 6, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

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