Pylons used to cordon off repairs to a North York water leak are still standing guard, even though the job wrapped up months ago.
Anyone who reads this column knows we have no love for pylons, a quick-fix for just about any road or sidewalk hazard, at least until the repairs are wrapped up.
One of our beefs about them is that they never remain in place for long, so it’s a surprise when they continue to stand sentry, long after the job is done.
That’s the case on Garnier Ct., near Steeles and Bayview Ave., where repairs to a persistent water leak were completed last spring but someone forgot to take away the pylons.
Aileen Jean first emailed us about it June, saying the water leak was fixed in early spring, but “six black-and-orange pylons and a number of orange cones were left behind.
“These pylons serve absolutely no purpose,” she said, adding she watched a city crew move them so they could cut the grass on the boulevard, and then put them back in place.
“The name ‘City of Toronto’ is stamped right on the pylons, so there is no doubt who they belong to.”
We went there Wednesday and had a déjà vu moment when we realized we’d been there before, to check out the water leak that seems to have persisted until this spring.
Back in 2014, we got a note from a reader that said water had been oozing out of a hillside next to the sidewalk for a couple years. It had us wondering if it was naturally occurring spring water that had bubbled up to the surface.
We wrote a column about it, but never did get a clear answer from Toronto Water about the source of the moisture. There were no signs of water when we were there Wednesday, so they obviously got to the bottom of it.
But now that the work is finished, the pylons should find another job, and the sooner the better.
STATUS: Diala Homaidan, a spokesperson for Toronto Water, sent us a note saying they’re on it and will make sure the pylons are picked up.
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