Now that Spring is officially here, we can retrospectively name Winter 2007–2008 “The Winter of the Pothole.” As the snow dunes melt, an ever-growing number of colossal crevices are appearing on the city streets and highways. City crews are working overtime to patch up the damage, but Toronto already spent $1.3 million of its $4 million annual pothole budget by early March. Yikes.
So when are they going to deal with that crater in front of your house? To hasten the arrival of the road crews, call the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services at 416-599-9090, Extension 164 and report your favourite pothole. While you’re waiting, declare said pothole the sixth Great Lake and name it after your favourite City Councillor.
Photo by Karen Whaley.