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User currently onlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 553 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

As a fellow toronto aera resident I try to watch the news but all it is is the Garbage strike. As i dont live in Toronto can some people from toronto tell me your thoughts and if you think it will be ove by the time the pope comes for world youth days.

airontario/YYZking

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Considering Rochester is DOWNWIND from Toronto...You think you guys can rectify this problem soon? We don't need another reason to be called Crapchester.

User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

Airontario,

I can't tell you exactly how it looks, but I do have a friend that is in Toronto right now and all she has said is that it is a bit messy for her tastes. Sorry I couldn't help out any more than that!

Chris  Smile


User currently onlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Thanks Chris, go to http://www.pulse24.com if you want info.

airontario/YYZking


User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 977 times:

I simply do not know who to be more disgusted with, the striking garbage collectors, or the general populace of Toronto. These "poor" strikers are earnign starting wages of CAD$41,000 per year, plus incredible benefits, so cry me a river, boys. You boys want guaranteed job security? Give me a break, this is the real world, so open your eyes. As for unions themselves, I have had little if no respect or tolerance for them. They were formed at a time in labour history when many labour laws were not in effect (I am referring to Canada), and when there perhaps was a genuine need for workers to be protected. I am sick and tired of cities and consumers being held hostage by the incessant whining and, in many cases, unreasonable demands of the dinasour-age bargaining units. Also, arrows aimed at our embarrassment of a mayor, Mel Lastman, for allowing this to get to this stage.

As for Torontonians, never have I been more disgusted and revolted at the large number of pigs who reside here. True colours really do come out in a time of crisis. Many parts of the city are absolutely revolting, due to garbage simply being dumped anywhere. Not to mention people simply discarding fast food wrappings, coffee cups. etc., right on the sidewalks. We now have a growing problem with rats (lovely, eh?). There may be a strike in effect, but certainly this does not warrant a majority of Torontonians to show little if no regard or respect for the city they live in. I am absolutely embarrassed to have tourists see our usually pristine and sparkling city in this state. And I would like to know just when the provincial government is going to get off their asses and legislate the strikers back to the job. There is a very serious health hazard in effect here, only made worse by the current high temperatures and humidex levels. Hello!???

Anyone out there planning to visit Toronto this summer? Stay away. Many Torontonians do NOT want you to remember our beautiful city in its current state. It's temporary. But, unfortunately, memories of a visit here, right now, would last.





User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Actually I live in downtown Toronto & I don't really notice the garbage strike. There isn't that much garbage visible on the streets.

As for ending the strike in time for the Pope's visit, who cares? Most Torontonians are not Roman Catholic and hence don't give a shit about the Pope's visit. Indeed, he will just tie up traffic.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Hooray!! Garbage Strike!!


That means that the trucks from Toronto that dump your stinkin' trash in my State of Michigan will stop, for a little while at least!!


yeeeeehaw!



Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Believe it or not N312RC, but Michigan actually lobbied hard for Toronto's garbage. It's big business!

Actually, I argue that a garbage strike is actually GOOD for the environment in the long term. As garbage piles up, it forces people to think about the 3 R's: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Regards



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 937 times:

If you want to kiss your girlfriend where she stinks, you take her to Toronto!!!


ma va funk ulo
User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Yyz717
what do you mean the pope with just tie up traffic Aww I think its a little late for that.

Interms of the garbage I think its funny that people in T.O. are trowing out larger house hold items such as carpets and couches etc just out onto the street. I was suppost to be taking a visit to toronto a week ago but didn't go due to the garbage.

KROC
Iv'e been to Rochester and I thought it was nice.



Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Fly_yhm:

Actually I like Rochester, but you know how it is. You take cheap shots on where you live. Its all in fun.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 912 times:

B747ca, Actually I do have a female Pen-pal in Toronto, and there is no way in hell I would say that.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 897 times:

My condo on the Toronto waterfront is high enough that I can see the lights of Rochester on a clear night across Lake Ontario (unless.....it's the lights of Havana or Caracas maybe).




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Wow, Yyz717 must be raking in some serious cash to live in a lake-view condo...

Anyways, streets don't look that bad; I've seen worse.


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