Look at these photos; our neighbourhood continues to get “substandard” service from the city. If they were considerate of the existing Trefann Court residents, TCHC and the City of Toronto would be making more effort to promptly clean construction dirt from streets surrounding the Regent Park re-construction, without repeated requests from residents.
Private construction sites:
- have staff who immediately shovel / sweep mud from the street access to their construction sites
- install “barrier cloth” to prevent dirt from clogging the sewers
Why doesn’t the city expect the same from TCHC? See photos taken Oct 12-13.
For the past month:
- the sewer at the north-west corner of Sackville and Shuter has been clogged with mud
- as a result, the street remains flooded for a week after each rainfall, and the sidewalk is impassible to pedestrians
- the street hasn’t been washed, so passing motorists create clouds of dust, and accumulated dirt makes the bike lane unsafe
- when street was washed in the past, mud just accumulated at the side of the road, since parked cars, and inadequate parking restrictions prevent sweeping all sections of the street
- today, the dirt is 3-4 inches thick, on the road at the construction entrance immediately west of Nelson Mandella School
Two hours after Trefann contacted TCHC and Councillor McConnell about this problem, a street sweeping machine was at work on Shuter St. But TCHC’s site supervisor should be taking the initiative to promptly remedy such problems, without requiring ongoing complaints from Shuter St residents.