Strike enters 10th day, tensions over dump sites growing
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:53PM EDT
Growing tensions have prompted police to get involved in some confrontations over trash at Christie Pits park.
Frustration over the city's temporary dump site in the park in a residential neighbourhoods is pitting residents who live near the park against residents who come to drop off their trash.
Members of the community near Christie Pits park spent their Canada Day protesting at City Hall against the dump in their neighbourhood.
The group is hoping their protest demonstrates the effects of bringing trash into someone's neighbourhood.
The black plastic bags carried messages such as "this is your city" and "this is your trash." They carried placards with messages reading "parks not dumps."
People who live in the area say they're fed up with the smell and don't want the trash in their back yards.
Yesterday, pest control officers sprayed the area despite concerns about chemicals being used to control insects and vermin.
There's still no end in sight to the city workers strike which is now in its tenth day.