Toronto Mike

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


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.

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