Legal dump sites during strike

On July 3, 21 temp trash sites with two at capacity
As of July 24, now 26 sites with 7 shut down as strike drags on

By Kris Scheuer
(I wrote this originally July 3, but UPDATED it July 24.)
If you can’t store your trash anymore, there are 26 temporary garbage sites at your disposal. The newspaper I work for, the Town Crier has a MAP of all the dump.

Here’s the lowdown.
Officially 19 dumps opened on June 25, but seven dumps have opened since then to replace seven trash sites that reached capacity.
Another option is to drop off garbage at the city’s seven waste transfer stations.

And please don’t dump trash illegally. Not only does it look bad, but the city has issued 209 tickets so far starting at $380 a pop. Meanwhile dumping legally is free. I have also listed all the sites for your convenience.
Temporary dump sites (updated as of July 24).

Two new ones open July 25 as of 7 a.m.
-Amesbury Arena, in the parking lot at 155 Culford Rd., south of Lawrence Ave. W., enter off Culford Rd.
-Otter Creek Centre in the tennis courts at 140 Cheritan Ave., south of Lawrence Ave. W., enter off Rosewell Ave.

Three more temp trash depots opened July 15:
-Clairlea Park Arena – parking lot at 45 Fairfax Crescent west of Warden Ave., north of St. Clair Ave. E.
-Campbell Park – outdoor rink at 225 Campbell Avenue (near Lansdowne and Dupont). Enter off Campbell Ave., north of Wallace Ave.
-L’Amoreaux Park – parking lot at 100 Silver Springs Blvd. east of Birchmount Rd., north of Finch Ave. E.

Two new ones opened July 3:
-Centennial Arena Community Centre1967 Ellesmere Rd. Enter off Dolly Varden Blvd., south of Ellesmere.
-Wilket Creek/Sunnybrook Park at 1132 Leslie St. Enter off Leslie St. just north of Eglinton Ave. E and proceed to the southern-most parking lot.

Sites opened June 25:
-Eglinton Flats (1) Enter off Eglinton Ave., east of Jane St.
-Eglinton Flats (2) Enter off Emmett Ave., west of Jane St.
-Sir Casimir Gzowski Park. Parking area south of Lake Shore Blvd. W., west of Sunnyside Park (must be east-bound on Lake Shore to access).
-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.)
-Etienne Brulé Park Old Mill Rd. at Catherine St., east of Humber River.
-George Bell Arena at 215 Ryding Ave., south of St. Clair Ave. W., east of Runnymede Rd.
-Moss Park. South of Shuter St., north of Queen St. E., west of Sherbourne St.
-Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Arena at 580 Finch Ave. W., in parking lot.
-Taylor Creek Park. Enter off Haldon Ave., in parking lot at end of roadway.
-Scarborough Arena at 75 Birchmount Rd., in parking lot.
-Villiers St. Paved roadway between Saulter St. and Cherry St.
-Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant at 51 Beechgrove Dr. In parking lot at end of Beechgrove Dr.

Seven sites at capacity are now closed:
Christie Pits Enter off Crawford St., north of Bloor. SITE CLOSED as of July 5, at 7 p.m.
York Mills Arena at 2539 Bayview Ave., enter off York Mills Rd., east of Bayview. SITE CLOSED as of July 3.
Ted Reeve Arena, NE corner of Main St. & Gerrard St. E. Site CLOSED July 15.
Wishing Well Park, in parking lot. North of 401, west side Pharmacy Ave. (South of Sheppard Ave. E). Site CLOSED July 15.
Earlscourt Park, west side of Lansdowne Ave., north of Davenport Rd. Site CLOSED on July 15.
-North Toronto Memorial Arena. North of Eglinton Ave., east of Oriole Pkwy., enter off Edith Dr. Closed July 24 at 7 p.m.
-Caledonia Park at 1135 Caledonia Rd., in parking lot. Closed July 24 at 7 p.m





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2 responses to “Legal dump sites during strike

  1. Pingback: Toronto garbage strike fills more dumps « Kris Scheuer

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