Councillor Brad Bradford statement on TO east beaches garbage.

All text Councillor Brad Bradford

What we saw for the second weekend in a row was completely unacceptable. The level of disregard we saw, not only for the critical need to maintain physical distance but even the basics of picking up after yourself, was shocking. This is all made worse in the context of a global pandemic where most of the world is making massive sacrifices for the good of their communities. Two Saturdays ago I was down at the beach picking up garbage myself at 7am, but the problem has only deepened. I share the sentiments coming from the community on needing to fix this and we’re taking steps to do so.

On a call with our Deputy City Manager this weekend I asked our bylaw officers and Toronto Police to be out issuing tickets for ignoring physical distancing rules, littering, and other anti-social behaviour on the Beach like starting fires. This is starting now and will be ramped-up over the coming weekend. We are also trying to fix a lot of the underlying issues with the way maintenance for the beach is coordinated.

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