The majority of Toronto garbage is trucked to Michigan.
Dec 30, 2010
Toronto garbage no longer shipped to Michigan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-garbage-no-longer-shipped-to-michigan-1.913880
If the GTA were to go its own way, it could lead to a return of the Residency Requirement. It was in effect when I hired on with Metro.
ie: To apply for a job with Metro, you had to have lived in Metro for at least the previous five years. They wanted to know what Borough you had grown up in, what school you went to, etc...
ie: You had to be a long-term resident of Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York or East York.
They have been talking about re-instating it for years.
I wonder if people have any idea how many out-of-town applicants our Emergency Services have.
There are probably 10,000 full-time police officers, firefighters and paramedics on the City payroll.
Add to that the civilian Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Departments, Services etc... and that's a lot of jobs that could become off-limits to out of town applicants if a GTA Residency Requirement were put back into effect.
From the President of the TPFFA,
"I have been fortunate that I have been able to orientate several of our recruit classes and it was refreshing to see such a young class this time. The class was mainly Fire College Graduates and it also had members with past fire service experience. I had the chance to speak to some and I found it interesting that those fire fighters with many years experience with a full-time fire department elsewhere were willing to leave to pursue there “dreams” as they put it and work for Toronto Fire. It made me feel a little bit special that I have been a part of an organization that others envy and want to be a part of as well."http://www.torontofirefighters.org/OSS/images/firewatch/spring2009.pdf
Personally, I would be happy to retire to a little cabin up North in the woods. I saw this City at its worst for too many years.
But, my wife would never come with me, except for vacations. She still thinks it's maahvelous!