It's been a long time since Toronto's garbage strike - over a year now, thankfully. We were fortunate that the weather was so mild; in a summer like this, that much garbage left strewn on the streets would have made the city rank until December. Still, we shouldn't forget about what happened during the course of it, either. I took this photo at Gzowski Park along the lakeshore last August - this was one of the many dumping sites the city opened on parking lots and in parks across Toronto. It really puts things into perspective when you can see it all there - and this, I believe, was taken after the strike had ended. There was a lot of garbage to ship away.
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