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New Toronto dumps open July 24

Two dumps close today at Caledonia Park and North Toronto Memorial Arena
New trash sites open tomorrow at Otter Creek Centre plus Amesbury Arena
By Kris Scheuer

Looking to dump your trash legally on day 33 of the city’s strike?
I have listed all 26 dump locations, so it’s easy to find the closest site to you and which ones are already full.
The newspaper I work for the Town Crier also has an updated map of all dumps.

There are 19 neighbourhood trash sites to choose from that are currently open:

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.

17 temp dump sites already open at:
Campbell Park – outdoor rink 225 Campbell Avenue (near Lansdowne and Dupont). Enter off Campbell Ave., northof Wallace Ave.
-Clairlea Park Arena parking lot at 45 Fairfax Crescent West of Warden Ave., north of St. Clair Ave. E.
-Centennial Arena Community Centre: 1967 Ellesmere Rd. Enter off Dolly Varden Blvd., south of Ellesmere.
-Eglinton Flats (1) Enter off Eglinton Ave., east of Jane St.
-Eglinton Flats (2) Enter off Emmett Ave., west of Jane St.
-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.
-Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Arena at 580 Finch Ave. W., in parking lot.
-Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant at 51 Beechgrove Dr. In parking lot at end of Beechgrove Dr.
-L’Amoreaux Park parking lot at 100 Silver Springs Blvd. Located east of Birchmount Rd., north of Finch Ave. E.
-Moss Park. South of Shuter St., north of Queen St. E., west of Sherbourne St.
-Scarborough Arena at 75 Birchmount Rd., in parking lot.-Villiers St. Paved roadway between Saulter St. and Cherry 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. (east-bound on Lake Shore to access.)
-Taylor Creek Park. Enter off Haldon Ave., in parking lot at end of roadway.
-Villiers St. oaved roadway between Saulter St. and Cherry St.
-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.

Two sites close July 24:
-North Toronto Memorial Arena. Northeast of Eglinton Ave. and 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

Five sites at capacity are now closed:
-Earlscourt Park. West side of Lansdowne Ave., north of Davenport Rd. Closed July 15.
-Wishing Well Park. In parking lot, north of 401, west side of Pharmacy Ave. (south of Sheppard Ave. E.) Closed July 15.
-Ted Reeve Arena. Northeast corner of Main St. & Gerrard St. E. Site closed July 15.
-Christie Pits park, enter off Crawford St., north of Bloor. Site closed on July 5.
-York Mills Arena at 2539 Bayview Ave., enter off York Mills Rd., east of Bayview. Site closed as of July 3.

New garbage dumps during city strike

There’s 24 trash sites including three new ones opening tomorrow
But five locations at capacity, leaving just 19 for legal dumping

By Kris Scheuer
(For July 24 update on open and shut dumps, click here.)
It’s day 24 of Toronto’s strike. Here’s the latest on where to throw trash legally.
The newspaper I work for the Town Crier posted an updated map of all locations.
I have also listed them all below. Temporary dump sites: Continue reading

Strike won’t halt wrestling at Ted Reeve Arena

News of Toronto labour unrest hits fans across North America
Temp dump outside arena, but inside pro wrestling event a go

By Kris Scheuer
Wrestling fans across North America are trash-talking Toronto.
News of the city’s labour disruption has travelled south of the border as fans who plan to attend the two-day Death Before Dishonor VII series at Ted Reeve Arena wonder how the strike may affect them.
The event by American promoter Ring of Honor will feature dozens of wrestlers including the Super Smash Brothers and Frankie the Mobster on July 24–25. Also on hand are World Wrestling Entertainment alumni Bret “Hitman” Hart and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair for autographs.
News of Toronto’s strike was a hot topic on an online message board for Ring of Honor. Enthusiasts online are wondering if it is worth the trip to Toronto.
But the show will go on fans: operations at Ted Reeve are going on as scheduled. The arena is run by a city-appointed management board and operated by non-unionized staff.
But that doesn’t mean visitors won’t catch a whiff of garbage.
The arena’s parking lot has been converted into one of the city’s temporary mini-dump sites.
Many posters took the opportunity to make fun of the smelly situation online: Continue reading

Toronto’s garbage dumps may soon overflow

City strike means 21 temp trash sites set up, two already at capacity
Others are nearing 90 percent full, city waste manager says

By Kris Scheuer
(For the latest on dumps, see my July 24 story)
I
t’s day 16 of the strike and the city’s temporary dumps are filling up fast.
Locations are full between 15 and 90 percent depending on the size of the neighbourhood trash site. 
“We are (on average) between 40 and 50 percent capacity,” Geoff Rathbone, general manager of solid waste management, said at today’s media briefing.
“There’s a range from teens to 80-90 percent.”
He wouldn’t specify which dumps are closest to being full. 
Currently, the city has 21 trash depots in neighbourhoods across Toronto. Two sites have been closed because they’ve already reached capacity. 
The government is monitoring the remaining locations daily to determine when another dump will be filled to the max, said Rathbone July 7.
If the city needs to close sites and add new ones, it has close to 200 locations to choose from in a pinch.
That’s because prior to the June 22 walkout, the city submitted a list of about 200 potential dump sites to the Ministry of Environment.
“Our certificate of approval covers all those sites,” he said. Continue reading