Is Toronto inhabited by a bunch of pigs? Readers think so: The Fixer

Is Toronto inhabited by a bunch of pigs? Readers think so: The Fixer

If Toronto has a litter problem, it seems as though the other guy is to blame for it.On Thursday we reported on roadside littering across the GTA and identified the real issue: Until people stop throwing trash out of their cars, no amount of garbage cans or spring cleanups will make much difference.It struck a chord with readers who emailed comments or potential solutions, while dozens more weighed in on The Star’s Facebook page with outraged reactions, finger-pointing and comparisons to livestock.Debbie Mundier Moorman said that when she moved to the U.S., roadside littering was much worse there than in Canada. “That was a U.S. thing, it horrified us once there.“Now the U.S. is clean and Canada is filled with pigs.”Article Continued BelowAt least one American sees it differently: “You should come to New York,” said Jason Paek. “We suck when it comes to roadside littering. Or we’re the best at it.”John Stevenson wrote on Facebook that “Toronto residents are a bunch of pigs. No respect or pride in their surroundings. When is the last litter ticket the police issued, if ever?”“To see someone walk out of a convenience store and causally pull the wrapper off their cigarettes and let it fly away is a breakdown of common decency,” Eero Nirk posted.

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