Putting Parks First
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Putting Parks First

As the city celebrated Canada Day yesterday, a small group of Christie Pits neighbourhood residents—disgruntled by the City’s policy of using parks as temporary dump sites during the city workers’ strike—took their grievance to City Hall in a protest organized by Friends of Christie Pits. Residents’ groups around the city have been confronting people coming to drop off their garbage at park sites.
The protesters brought bags of trash to drop at the front door of City Hall, but, in keeping with the family-friendly feel of the protest, the bags were full of fake garbage—some containing nothing but air—and none were left behind.
All photos by Miles Storey/Torontoist.