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July 12, 2009
City of Toronto granted Injunction for Ingram Transfer Station
The City of Toronto was granted an injunction by the Ontario Superior Court today to allow the City to safely remove illegally dumped waste from outside of the Ingram Transfer Station.

The Ingram Transfer Station has been receiving residential garbage 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the labour disruption. Recently, illegally dumped waste accumulated outside of the boundaries of the Ingram Transfer Station and striking workers blocked the City’s efforts to remove the waste.

In order to protect the health and safety of the community and manage the waste effectively, the illegal garbage must be moved into the transfer station so that it can be managed properly. Over the past two days, City management has attempted, but has been unsuccessful in moving the illegal garbage into the transfer station; therefore it was necessary for the City to seek an injunction.

“The City has made every attempt to establish reasonable protocols at each of our transfer stations and temporary garbage drop-off sites to ensure we protect the health and safety of our communities,” said City Manager, Joseph Pennachetti. “It’s imperative that the City be allowed to manage these sites appropriately and the City will take all available legal measures to respond to any attempts to stop that management, or actions that risk the health and safety of our communities by creating or encouraging illegal dumping.”

The temporary injunction provides the City until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning to remove the illegally dumped waste in front of the Ingram Transfer Station.

Bargaining with both TCEU Local 416 and CUPE Local 79 has continued throughout the weekend.

The City acknowledges and thanks the majority of residents and businesses that have shown an overwhelming amount of patience and civic pride throughout the strike. For information on how the strike affects City services and garbage drop-off locations, visit For information on the offer the City presented to the unions on Friday, July 10, visit

Media contact: City of Toronto Media Relations line during the labour disruption - 416-338-7768
Public information: call Access Toronto, seven days a week, 24 hours at day, at 416-338-0338



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