The City will continue to deliver those services that ensure the health
and safety of Torontonians and protect our most vulnerable, including
police, fire, ambulance, Homes for the Aged, and Ontario Works. Other
regular services will be either reduced or cancelled during this time. I
regret the hardship this will place on our residents.
For a complete list of services affected, please visit the City's
labour disruption web page www.toronto.ca/labour-relations/index.htm
Of particular interest will be garbage. This link follows to Transfer
station locations and disposal requirements www.toronto.ca/garbage/pdf/solidwastedrop-offdepots.pdf
Children’s camps have been hit by the strike and with the summer
coming this is a real difficulty. Here is a list of local community
centres, arenas and childcare centres not affected by the strike that
may have spaces.
· George Bell
· Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Area
· McCormick Playground Arena
· Moss Park
· North Toronto Memorial
· Ted Reeve
· William H. Bolton
· Lakeshore Lions
· Weston Lions
Boards of Management operated-community centres
· 519 Church
· Applegrove Community Complex
· Cecil Street Community Centre
· Central Eglinton Community Centre
· Community Centre 55
· Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
· Harbourfront Community Centre
· Ralph Thornton Community Centre
· Scadding Court Community Centre (pool closed)
· Swansea Town Hall
· Urban Forestry Services
· Toronto Home Child Care and Child Care Centres with services
contracts with Children's Services.
Libraries will remain open.
I have been assured that the bargaining teams are working around the
clock hard to reach an agreement that is affordable for the City and
fair to the City employees.
If you are looking for specific information about a City Service during
the labour disruption, you can also contact Access Toronto, which will
be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 416.338.0338/TTY
Again, I thank you for your patience as we work to reach as settlement
and restore services.
Councillor Paula Fletcher