Littering face fines of up to $500
June 27, 2020
Global Korean Post
The City of Toronto continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities.
As residents head outside this weekend and enjoy some of the businesses and services permitted under Toronto’s Stage 2 reopening, they’re reminded of the importance of adhering to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash their hands often, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoid crowds, practise physical distancing, and wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
The City has created additional signage about both alcohol consumption and littering in parks and is deploying bylaw enforcement resources in busy parks and beaches over the weekend. Those found littering face fines of up to $500.
Litter costs the City $27.5 million a year to clean up and can have harmful effects on the environment and pose risks to both animals and people. The City has increased the amount of waste bins along the waterfront and will be emptying those in high traffic areas more frequently.
If a litter bin is full, residents are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly. Any overflowing bins or litter hot spots should be reported to 311.
Residents are reminded that bonfires and the consumption of alcohol are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. Enforcement officers will issue tickets related to the consumption of alcohol and bonfires, with fines of up to $300.