Clean up of trash and litter starts July 31. Photo by Kris Scheuer/Town Crier.
Workers will resume all strike-affected services starting with emptying trash
By Kris Scheuer
(Written for Town Crier July 30.)
Toronto’s summer can now begin, Mayor David Miller said at a press conference this afternoon.
“The resumption of all city services beginning at midnight tonight,” he said. “I want to thank Torontonians for their continued patience and good will.
“While it may take us a few days, Torontonians can expect to have all of their city services up and running by early next week,” he added. “This has been a challenging time for Toronto.”
Starting at midnight tonight, you will start to see workers picking up litter and emptying garbage cans. On Sunday the 26 temporary dumps will be cleaned up.Starting tomorrow:
• Building inspectors will take requests for inspections
• Marriage licenses will be issued and births and deaths will be registered
• Development approvals and applications will return to normal.
• The five libraries that were closed, including at Flemingdon Park, reopen
• Parking permits will be issued
• Animal services including shelters will re-open
• Golf courses will open starting at 10 a.m.
Starting on Aug. 4: •
Daycares and city museums will reopen.
• Regular parks and recreation programs will begin
• Indoor pools will open
• Splash pads filled with water
• Outdoor pools will open begin to open between Aug. 5–8
• Sports fields will be cleaned of trash, grass cut by Aug. 8
Aug. 5 and 6:
• A city council session will be held to debate and vote on at least 100 agenda items delayed by strike
• City run camps are scheduled to start. Deputy city manager Sue Corke said part of the delay is because many students and other seasonal staff may have already found alternative jobs.
For full list visit the city’s site.