2017-07-28 Fri

Toronto Street Garbage

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No. But really, how bad is it?

It is so bad that stretches of sidewalk construction, finished ages ago, with the orange fencing left standing are natural receptacles for garbage.

In this photo it is construction garbage that stands out – slabs of concrete, planks of wood and so on, leaning up against a young tree that was planted by the city and now has its bark chipped away.

Difficult to see in this photo are the plastic water bottles and pop bottles, take-away food wrappers and containers, cigarette buts, and the like. (I should have written “and the hate”)

Yes, there is the obligatory Orange Cone, but the basic message when construction garbage is left in a leftover fenced-off area is “It’s a spot for garbage; toss yours here!”.

Ward27, the landfill site of Toronto.

Toronto Construction

It seems like one a week, but its probably only one every two months.

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The block on the south-west corner of Yonge and Grosvenor Streets is now papered over with demolition Window Paper.

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More small businesses either out of business, or going out of business as they struggle to build a pool of new clients in an unfamiliar part of town.

In this manner do small private businesses disappear and chains (RBC, BMO, Starbucks, Harvey’s) arrive to blot out our landscape.

My Kitchen

Back on Friday 21st July I wrote that my Kitchen Counter top had been replaced.

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Here it is, parked waiting for the Garbage Trucks. That ugly Black-Brown Stain is Water Seepage that had crept up between the counter and the facing wall.

I’m glad it is gone, and I am enjoying my new taps.