11:08 A.M. Senior sticks it to political hacks !!!…

Toronto taxpayers owe a huge thank you to Etobicoke resident Adi Astl who stepped up to the plate to show that it doesn’t need to cost an arm and leg to build eight steps. Astl’s $550 steps at the south end of Tom Riley park were taken away by four Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) workers Friday morning with a promise from Mayor John Tory that new, safer concrete steps will be built by the end of next week for $10,000 max.

(Note that it took four city workers to take apart and cart away the same stairs and risers put together by the 73-year-old Astl and a homeless man who helped him.)

The $10,000 of course compares to the $65,000 to $150,000 estimate first given for the same steps — revealed exclusively in the Toronto Sun this past Wednesday — by officials in the bloated Parks and Rec department.

$ 65,000.00 for 8 STEPS ?!!! … $ 150,000.00 ?!!!!!!!!!!!!! … I’ve always said … You see a government crew working on the highway … or the parks … or whatever … There’s always two or three actually working and about a half dozen standing around watching and a couple on the phone !!! …


Source: Senior shines light on city spending | LEVY | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun


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