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Cleanup Of Civic Strike Continues To Cost Taxpayers

The strike is over, but your tax dollars still cleaning up the mess.

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has learned the city is paying to reconstruct some former dump site areas after the weight from piles of trash and scraping by trucks has caused surface damage.

Private contractors have been hired to repair former sites at Scarborough Centennial, Christie Pits, Campbell Park and Moss Park.

Toronto Parks and Recreation policy cites reconstruction costs at $50 per square metre and $25 for resurfacing. But that doesn’t include the extras like electrical damage.

Critics say the price tag for these jobs will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands, possibly millions.

CityNews Political Specialist Richard Madan examines the controversy in the video below.