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Kevin McCurley sent us a note with good news about a transit “ghost shelter” at Queen St. and Kingston Rd. that was removed because nobody ever waited for a bus in it. We’ll be reporting later this week on our efforts to get the city to move ghost shelters to TTC stops where they’ll better serve the needs of riders.
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The lights are connected by underground wiring and switched on and off by a sensor that detects natural light.
STATUS: Peter White, the local parks supervisor, emailed to say a crew checked it out Monday and found the sensor was malfunctioning. It has since been replaced and the lights are working as they should, White said.
UPDATE: On Jan. 18 we reported on an enormous pile of illegally dumped garbage on Torbarrie Rd., near a development site for new housing. A city spokesperson emailed to say the garbage was cleaned up a few days after our column, adding that “City staff have been monitoring the site and are working with the property owner to explore options to prevent/discourage further illegal dumping in this area.”