This should be invisible

windy2.JPG

She's Awful Angry Tonight


Here's the carnage Mother Nature left just now outside my house on St. George Street.
Holy high winds, Batman!

I called the 416-397-TRAF (8723) hotline to report it. It's a 24-hour hotline for folks to report potentially dangerous motoring hazards within Toronto city limits. They said they'd contact Forestry and get someone out right away, because cars were either running into the tree or swerving to avoid it. Either way, not good.

At Toronto's emergency roads dispatch number, 416-392-5555, the gods can get very busy. Apparently, the city actually removed the number from the phone book Blue Pages because people were calling in to report relatively minor issues. On the city's Web site, at www.toronto.ca/transportation, there is a whole mess of numbers to call, depending on the part of town you are in. Some are staffed 24 hours, some not.

Why put citizens and do-gooders through so many hoops?


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Canada releases $5 coin in honour of Queen Elizabeth and it's dazzling

These are Canada's most popular university degrees and some might surprise you

Doug Ford criticizes Toronto's response to violence on the TTC

Ontario is about to get another winter blast with up to 10 cm of snow this weekend

Members-only Granite Club in Toronto ordered to pay $35K for mistreatment of man

Toronto will soon get a streetcar line serving brand-new artificial waterfront island

Lightning strikes twice as Brampton lotto player wins big for the second time

Dazzling orange pigeon shocks and confuses Toronto residents as it's spotted across town