Timelapse Video of Toronto's City Workers' Strike

videoI found a great timelapse video of our city workers' strike on Torontoist.

On the second full day of the city workers' strike—June 23—Torontoist photographer Christopher Drost set up a camera rig in a window at the corner of Runnymede and Annette streets. Set to shoot one photo every ten minutes (and one every two minutes once the deals to end the strike were in place), the camera looked out towards the street and over two waste bins, one on the south and one on the north side of the street, snapping shots all day and all night for the whole rest of the strike.

I didn't know this camera was there, but I know I walked right by it a few times during the strike. Speaking of the strike, after slo-pitch tonight I'll be putting my extra large bin and several garbage bags full of recycling to the curb. I was ready to go another month or two, but it's still nice to actually have some of these services we pay for.

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I was expecting a huge mess near. Look like someone was cleaning up. Too bad they didn't time lapse a bin downtown.

August 4, 2009 @ 7:45 PM

Toronto Mike

I think it shows nicely how we all chipped in and managed fairly well.

There was no huge mess. The cosmic ballet continued.

August 4, 2009 @ 7:50 PM


This was actually unimpressive. They should have picked a better garbage can to do this with.

August 5, 2009 @ 1:32 PM


another boring post from TorontoMike

August 6, 2009 @ 3:47 PM


consider the setup to make this video happen - a safe, secure spot to leave pricey gear in the open for 40 days. finding a better garbage can requires way more logistics to pull off other than one still shot.

August 14, 2009 @ 12:45 AM

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