Today marks Day 20 of the municipal strike in Toronto. Day 20 of no garbage pick up. About 24,000 inside and outside municipal workers walked off the job in Toronto on the first day of summer, stopping garbage pickup and issuing of licenses and permits. Also shut down are city-run daycares, parks and recreation programs, community centres, swimming pools and ferry service to the island.Several parks throughout the city have been designated as "dumping grounds" with the inevitable protests from the neighbours who object to the loss of their green space and/or the use of pesticides to keep the rats and insects away from the piles of rotting garbage. Not to mention the smell that keeps people from being able to open their windows or sit in their own yards. I did not venture near any of these parks for this PhotoHunt as I was not in the mood for the smell or the pickets. At the moment I am just glad to not actually be living in Toronto. Since no-one is backing down, this could be a long, smelly, frustrating summer for the nearly 3 million people who do live there.
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