People in Toronto think this park needs a new name
A Toronto park located near Eastern Avenue and Coxwell has a pretty unfortunate name, and residents are putting their heads together to try and come up with a better one.
What exactly is the park's name, you ask? Main Sewage Treatment Playground.
No, it's definitely not the name that comes to mind when thinking of somewhere children love to play.
From Google Maps. It's not an error. Toronto actually has a city park named the Main Sewage Treatment Playground. pic.twitter.com/PZbwiyS9bs— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 28, 2015
But its name, despite including the word "playground," makes one think of a stinky sewage plant rather than a place for residents to gather and enjoy.
Yeah that’s a pretty bad name for a parkhttps://t.co/hLojXzrCvz— Trevor Dunn (@trevorjdunn) May 29, 2019
And that's actually not totally uncalled for.
On top of that, facilities in Toronto are given classifications and ratings ranging from Premium, to A, B, or C based on their upkeep and quality.
Main Sewage Treatment Playground, unsurprisingly, has a C rating.
Could they not think of a better name for a park than "Main Sewage Treatment Playground"? I rode my bike along the waterfront last night & I agree, it's accurate. But still. I guess it does save people from travelling across the city to play here when it smells like poo 🤢 pic.twitter.com/ldBVwDCsHm— Lauren Reid (@theprivacypro) July 4, 2019
Still, it is a city park that's meant to be enjoyed and some Reddit users are coming up with new names for this very reason.
And though many of the names aren't actually that much more flattering, they are way funnier.
The discussion began when one Reddit user posted a photo of the park on Google Maps with the caption, "Leslieville Playground... time to rename?!" yesterday.
And as they often do, Toronto residents are running with it.
"The Doug Ford Main Sewage Treatment Playground for Kids," one user suggested.
"All excellent, personally my fave is Everybody Poops: The Playground," someone added.
But despite the wonderfully creative ideas of Reddit users, there's no indication that the city actually has any intention of renaming this poorly labelled playground.
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