Have 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.