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Friday, July 08, 2005

Labour Disruption Contingency Plan

Please be advised that the following is a set of service delivery plan outlined by the City of Toronto in the event of a Labour Disruption by Toronto Civic Employees' Union Local 416 (CUPE).

- Police, Fire and Homes for the Aged will not be affected by a labour disruption.

- Emergency Medical Services and Toronto Public Health will continue during a labour disruption.

- Children's Services, Hostel Services, Social Services will operate as usual.

- The City's water supply and sewage treatment systems will continue to function within established safety and quality standards.

Parks and Recreation:

  • Programming and permits at a limited number of community centres will continue. Select indoor pools, outdoor pools, splash pads and wading pools in parks will remain open. A complete list of facilities that will be open is at
  • City parks will be open for casual use only. There will be no turf or grounds maintenance. All permits in parks, tennis courts, outdoor sports field and civic squares will be cancelled.

Garbage collection:

  • Former Toronto, Scarborough, North York and East York curbside garbage, green bin organics and recycling collection will be cancelled.
  • All yard waste, white good (e.g. fridges and stoves) and household hazardous waste collection will be cancelled.

Residents will be asked NOT to:

  • throw garbage onto streets, into laneways or parks.
  • leave litter or waste at litter bins. These will not be emptied during the disruption.

To minimize the amount of waste, residents are encouraged to:

  • store dry waste, recyclables (cans, bottles, paper and newspapers) and any uncomposted yard waste at home until regular collection resumes.
  • place food and other wet waste in securely tied, double plastic bags and take to a garbage drop-off location.
  • compost fruit and vegetable waste and yard waste where possible.
  • postpone garden trimming and pruning.

Garbage drop-off locations (Transfer Stations):

All seven waste transfer stations will be open to accept both residential and commercial garbage 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week:

Disco Transfer Station (120 Disco Road, Etobicoke)

Bermondsey Transfer Station (188 Bermondsey Road, North York)

Ingram Transfer Station (50 Ingram Drive, North York)

Dufferin Transfer Station (35 Vanley Crescent, North York)

Victoria Park Transfer Station (3350 Victoria Park Ave, North York)

Scarborough Transfer Station (1 Transfer Place, Scarborough)

Commissioners Street Transfer Station (400 Commissioners St, Toronto)

** All residential waste must be double bagged and will be accepted free of charge (max 5 bags) at the transfer stations.

Temporary Locations:

Seven drop off locations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for the disposal of residential waste. No renovation waste, bulky items.

Ted Reeve Arena (NE corner of Main St. and Gerrard St. E.)

Sunnyside Park (lot between Ellis Ave. and Colborne Lodge Dr.)

Morningside Park (Morningside Ave. and Ellesmere Rd.)

Wishing Well Park (Sheppard Ave. E. & Pharmacy Ave.)

Villiers Street (between the Don Roadway and Saulter St.)

Christie Pits Park (Bloor St. W. and Christie St.)

North York Centennial Centre (Bathurst St. & Finch Ave. W.)

Transportation Services:

The following services will not be available. Residents are advised to call 416-338-9999 in an emergency.

  • Routine replacement of non-safety related traffic signs
  • Routine repairs or maintenance to expressways, roads, sidewalks and bridges
  • Street cleaning and flushing
  • Routine pavement marking
  • Grass cutting in some areas

Detailed updated information about City services, programs and facilities will be available from Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or and at throughout a labour disruption.