Not living there anymore, I wasn’t aware how bad it had gotten in Toronto. Here is a list of the public services currently shut down due to strikes:
- The city’s 58 daycare centres (daycares operating out of private homes will
- Garbage and recycling collection, except in the old cities of Etobicoke
and York and for apartment buildings
- Social-services caseworkers who help people get welfare.
- Counselling and support services inside shelters.
- Restaurant inspections.
- Water quality testing at all 14 beaches.
- Needle exchanges.
- Health and dental clinics.
- Public-health programs such as nutrition counselling.
- Two of five city animal shelters.
- Most economic development services.
- Permits for parks, tennis courts, outdoor sports fields, civic squares,
and wedding photography.
- Toilets in public parks.
- Greenhouses and conservatories.
- City-operated golf courses.
- Pools, splash pads, arenas, civic centres, and community centres.
- Recreation programming such as camps, classes, drop-ins, clubs, school
visits, and walking tours.
- City-run museums, art galleries, and cultural facilities.
- City archives and bylaw research.
- Wedding chambers in the Scarborough, East York, and York civic centres.
- Zoning or planning permits.
- Property surveys and mapping.
- Building permits and inspections.
- Committee of Adjustment meetings.
- Parking permits.
- Street permits for film crews, construction workers and utility maintenance.
- Parking tag offices and call centres.
- All events at Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Albert Campbell
Square and other civic squares.
- Road construction and repairs.
- Street cleaning.
- Some animal-control services.
- City parking lots.
- All events on the Toronto Islands.
- All games at Centennial Park.
- Taxicab driver training.
- Toronto Island ferry service
(from the globe & mail)