2017-07-27 Thu

Toronto Police

On Monday, July 24, 2017 I wrote a letter to the Chief of Police:-

Dear Sir,

“The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Oil”, and so I write to you in the hopes that the image of the Toronto Police Force will be advanced by applying a little oil to one or two squeaky wheels.

I refer, of course, to the wheels that function as part of the mechanism on the blue rolling door from the underground parking lot that fronts on to Grenville Street directly across from the old Coroners Court.

For most of this summer the door has emitted high-pitched squeals twenty-four hours a day as officers of the Toronto Police rush out on their business and rush back to write their reports.

Twice for each vehicle exiting the garage

Twice for each vehicle entering the garage.

That is four loud high-pitched squeals per sortie.

I am amazed that nothing has been done, so far, to correct this annoyance, for annoyance it is at two or three o’clock in the morning when residents of the area are trying to sleep.

Perhaps your building handyman could sneak down there one morning with a step-ladder and an oil-can, or failing that, a step-ladder and a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil from the cafeteria, and put an end to our misery.

We will all sleep better at night in the knowledge that Toronto Police are going about their regular business.

Silently.

Sincerely

Toronto Police

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 I was strolling home and realised that the Police garage door had stopped squeaking

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Now that the door mechanism has been oiled, cops can hang about and enjoy a conversation in Peace and Quiet. I am so glad!

Did my letter to the Chief of Police have this effect? Somehow I doubt it. I doubt that the Chief of Police read my letter. Usually a second-assistant to an under-secretary nips little gnats like that in the bud and calls the janitor. Matters of pinions are for minions.

Toronto – a World-Class Garbage Dump

On Wednesday 19th July I dropped off a letter to my local councilor pointing out that Ward27 has become a construction garbage dump.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 I was strolling home and spotted a Toronto Police two truck hitching up a trailer of rails:-

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Did my letter to the councilor of Ward27 have this effect? Somehow I doubt it. I doubt that councilor Wong-Tam read my letter. Usually a second-assistant to an under-secretary nips ignores letters of apparent small complaint.

Look at the sign in the foreground.(taped to the scaffolding that has been left in place now that work on our building is finished – more street garbage!) and you’ll see that Toronto Police are banning parking for some event that will arrive on Yonge Street this weekend. Or the next.

Quite possibly that trailer has been parked there for two months because the city had run out of orange cones.