So here’s the picture. An innocent auto-body shop on Breezehill Avenue backs onto the OTrain cut. The slope behind the shop is littered with tires. Just look at the picture !
Now I am sure Japan Auto has nothing to do with the tire dumping. They aren’t a car tire shop are they? No, it must be people sneaking into their fenced yard at night and tossing them over the high chain link fence at the top of the slope. Or maybe it’s people somehow breaking onto the fenced OTrain right of way, missing the running trains while they roll their tires down the tracks, to heave them over the six foot chain link fence at this one particular spot. Or maybe errant boy scouts with a trebuchet are pitching tires right over the OTrain from the new MUP on the east side.
The slope shown is between two fences — the security fence along the OTrain track and the private fence at the top of the slope. I suspect the slope itself belongs to the City.
Now if such a situation was to occur along a main automobile road, how long do you think it would last? Can anyone supply a list of such locations? Indeed, does something similar occur anywhere along the transitway where noxious rubbish is dumped onto city greenspace? (Greenspace is a polite euphemism for neglected leftover plots of land that are unmaintained). I didn’t think so. I sure can’t picture any such spaces.
But along the OTrain corridor trash abounds. I guess no one powerful enough a City Hall actually rides the train, since if they did, surely they would have enough pride in their city to want the trash removed.
When citizens see ugly piles of trash or trashed public spaces, you can email 311.ca or call 311 and complain.