Smells of the city

Now you know about the only bad thing about living where I do:

A sewage treatment plant at the foot of the Humber River that handles tons of the city’s waste every day has been a thorn in the side of local residents for years. And as thousands of new residents prepare to move in to condominiums along the lake shore, the plant’s managers may face the wrath of new ó and unhappy ó neighbours. On a good day, residents of the South Etobicoke neighbourhood say, the smell is tolerable. On a bad day? “The smell is so bad, they should pay me to live here,” complains Ted Taras, 65, who lives on a street next to the plant. “The property taxes are $4,000 and that’s crazy.”

It may be my sense of smell, but this only bothers me about one day a year. Most of the time, you can smell the KFC or the Mr. Christie’s plant (mmm, cookies) more than the sewage plant. I’m sure they’ll fix this pretty soon with all the development going on around here. I still wish the sewage plant location was a golf course, like it used to be.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada