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City finally fixing sinkhole after fed-up residents grew tomatoes in it

Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm EDT

A day after CityNews aired a story about frustrated residents in a Toronto neighbourhood growing tomatoes in an ever-expanding sinkhole, city staff has finally taken action.

Residents on Poplar Plains Road near Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West told CityNews they’ve been calling the city for weeks on end to repair the gaping sinkhole.

But after their requests went unanswered they decided to stage a very healthy protest, turning it into a tomato garden.

A day after the story aired, the City of Toronto told CityNews crews were on site Friday fixing the road.

And if you’re worried about the tomatoes, don’t fret. The city says it is transferring the plants to a community garden.