Parks are not Dumps!
Toronto City Council
Friends of Christie Pits Park
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whereas, Christie Pits Park is heavily used by children and adults, and the general garbage stream contains toxic material that leaks out into the surrounding area, and
whereas, the health threat to the community continues after the strike as the residue of pesticides, rodenticides, and other toxic liquids remains in the park close to where children play.
Therefore, we resolve that the Municipal Council of the City of Toronto remove Christie Pits Park and other city parks from the list of temporary dump sites effective immediately.
We further resolve that the city should investigate alternatives away from where children play such as: Municipal parking lots, Allan Lamport Stadium, city land in the portlands, under the Gardiner Expressway, parking lots attached to schools, and leased private lots.
We further resolve that dumping toxic materials in public parks makes no sense. Parks are not dumps!