Day 25: Toronto Garbage Strike, 3 Down, 3 Up

So, three more dumps closed as of 7pm last night, Earlscourt Park, Wishing Well Park and Ted Reeve Arena.

And three more temporary dump sites began accepting trash at 7am today, Clairlea Park near Warden and St. Clair, Campbell Park at Landsdowne and Dupont and L’Amoureaux Park at Birchmount and Finch.

The ones at Clairlea Park and L’Amoreaux are in the parking lots- SO much better than the park itself!

While additional trash will not be added to the pile, what is there has to sit and rot while the strike drags on. Such an awesome thought!

Someone was telling me that her building (downtown) was organizing a group of people to go around the neighbourhood with garbage bags to clean it up.

I thought that was pretty cool of them but someone else had the complete opposite reaction.

In his mind, you would just be doing the job that the union workers should be doing but, this also takes away the incentive for the politicians to play ball and the pressure come to a speedier resolution.

He has a point. I can see how this action could allay the furor of the public to a certain degree. One becomes less mindful if one is not constantly confronted by trash that is lying around, waiting to be picked up by the wind and carried to its next unfortunate destination.

Out of sight, out of mind.

But I also see it as individual action. I can see it as a big F-You to strikers and politicians alike. Piss me off enough and I might try to get a neighbourhood of people to totally change their habits and make a break from City Hall. I don’t know if that is even possible but if it gets me thinking, it will get other people much smarter and more knowledgeable than I thinking.

Watch out if people start to wake up from their hypnotized state and realize how much power and influence they, as a collective, have- and I am not just talking about the freedom to protest.

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~ by angryegg on July 16, 2009.

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