Suzanne MacDonald, a professor at York University, is currently researching the size of our urban raccoon population to see if the city’s new green bins will result in “skinny raccoons”. So far, she sees little evidence.
John Tory’s claim about extra-large garbage bins is a little exaggerated, according to a waste management representative.
With the one-year anniversary of John Tory being elected Toronto’s mayor upon us, inevitably, comparisons between him and former leader Rob Ford are being made.
Tory built his campaign on city unification, upgrading transit and housing and ending the “circus” at city hall, while Ford wanted to improve the TTC and bring more transparency to city council.
With such differing agendas, how do the two compare?
In 2001, six municipalities were amalgamated into the new City of Hamilton. Four of those municipalities contracted out waste collection. It was in that context that the new city decided on a split system for trash collection.
Walking through Morningside Park you’ll see beautiful streams, people throwing tennis balls for their dogs, and a slew of trash littering all sides of the parking lot. But not for too much longer. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced the 3rd annual Clean Toronto Together Campaign, where schools and workplaces will participate in a clean up […]
Plastic pop bottles, juice boxes, cigarette butts — these are just a few examples of the kinds of trash that end up on the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway tracks. But, the TTC says, the litter problem is getting better and that means fewer holdups for commuters. Last year, the TTC reported 260 train delays because […]
Rob Ford’s choice for TTC chair has the new mayor’s campaign slogan top-of-mind. Rob Ford takes over the Toronto mayor’s office on Dec. 1. Yesterday, he announced his choices for chairs of standing committees from among elected city councilors.
Every Tuesday is my collection day. The calendar the City of Toronto sends out every so often says my trash should be on the curb no later than 7 a.m. on scheduled pickup days.
With the sun rising into a clear sky above the Scarborough Bluffs, Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The only problem? Only six people volunteered to help at the Sept. 19 event.