I’ve lived in this house for five years now and do you know how many times they’ve either dug up my lawn, the sidewalk in front of my street, the street in front of my house or the street directly across from my house? Six times!
I started to become suspicious that they were going to dig up my sidewalk again as early as last spring. I’d come out of my house and see orange symbols painted on either my snow covered lawn or newly growing grass. I was worried but nothing happened and the mysterious orange symbols stopped appearing in June or so.
Then in August I noticed pink lines and symbols marked out on the sidewalk in front of my house. Well actually on the sidewalk between my tiny little lawn and my planted boulevard. Oh gawd no! They aren’t going to tear up my lawn or my lovely little planted boulevard again are they?
The pink lines are still there – they probably mark the gas or water line, but so far there’s been no digging.
Unfortunately digging has resumed on the sidewalk on the street that is directly across from my house. They had a big machine there yesterday drilling and breaking up the sidewalk – the sidewalk they just put in last year after a digging session.
It’s so noisy! I hate it!
And why is the city or various companies digging up roads and sidewalks around here so often? Why can’t they coordinate their work? I’m sure it’s costing the Taxpayers of Toronto extra money to have a new sidewalk or roadway put in the SAME place every single year.
Update- you know what they were doing? Tearing out the sidewalks they put in last year and replacing them with new ones! I think I need to talk to my representative about this. Crazy!