Call me old-fashioned but I think if I had responsibility for a park or two, I might visit them once in a while.
Garbage issues continue to plague Lions Park and the reason is because there is no follow-up by anyone in charge. Phoning 311 gets someone to do something immediately but after that nobody follows through to see if the problem remains solved.
The City manages TRCA parks in Toronto. Management and garbage collection are performed by separate departments and nobody seems to talk to each other.
The problem remains with garbage bin placements. Because there is a soccer field, players practise using the bins as movable goalposts. Each time the problem is reported, a fix is made but it never lasts. Currently there are over a dozen bins scattered around the field but empty spots where they should be.
I have reminded the folks at the City that bins need to be chained to a well-secured post if they are to be useful in Lions Park. Here’s the latest response for bins at the bottom of the new steps:
The padlock is still locked because the people who empty the bins probably can’t be bothered to use a key and so they re-secure the bins with the quick release rather than the padlock.
I won’t bother phoning 311 – it’s a waste of time.