My fellow residents of Ottawa.
Isn't about time we began to discuss why this city is becoming every so dirty.
Toronto is over five times larger than Ottawa.
Yes, downtown Ottawa in some places is more than 5 times dirtier.
And, I'm not including Gatineau, when I refer to dirt and fifth in the Ottawa area.
Gatineau is immaculate. As a matter of fact, ever time I venture into
Gatineau's buses , I always see city crews cleaning. But, that's not
the case in Ottawa.
It seems that Mayor Jim
Watson is too busy looking for photo opps from "feel good" stories in
Ottawa to support his next election campaign to be concerned about the
Let me give you an example of Ottawa's growing dirtiness.
the above photo, I took two photos a few days ago just outside of the
supposedly upscale Hudson Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue where you will see
the kind of filth and garbage just outside the building. The next day I
went to the main Hudson Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue store on Queen Street
and took a whole bunch more photos just outside the building.
may notice that all along the outside walls of Hudson Bay and Saks
Fifth Avenue in downtown Toronto you will not not even one item of
garbage in sharp contrast to the kind of garbage shown in these photos.
In Toronto, I could not even find one cigarette but along the walls on
the main downtown Toronto Hudson Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue store
whereas in Ottawa I could easily count over 300 cigarette butts as part
of a tapestry of filth.
When is Mayor Jim
Watson and the City of Ottawa going to start cleaning up the growing
piles of garbage along with filth all over Ottawa and these include
dirty OC Transpo facilities?
Has there been a cleaning strike in the last 10 years in Ottawa that I don't know about?
we supposed to feel a sense of pride when visitors come to our nation's
capital and discover that cities like Toronto and Montreal are way
cleaner than Ottawa?
Do you know how many times
in Ottawa that I see throw-up just sitting there on the sidewalks of
Ottawa even in supposedly upscale places in Ottawa like the Glebe? I
would say less so in the winter because I guess it gets "cleaned up" as a
part of snow removal. Gross!!
The City of
Ottawa needs to get its act together and we, as residents of Ottawa need
to start taking more civic pride in a cleaner nation's capital.