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Dump makeover plan has smell of success ; Vaughan sees 'Central Park' on Keele Valley site
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Ferenc, Leslie
Date: May 31, 2000
Start Page: B.03
Section: NEWS
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The master plan takes in some 245 hectares bounded by Major Mackenzie Dr., Keele St., Kirby Rd. and Dufferin St. The package includes the City of Toronto's Keele Valley Landfill site, privately owned property in surrounding buffer zones, the old township landfill site, Toronto's Avondale composting and extraction facility, former natural resources ministry property and an environmentally sensitive area on the east branch of the Don River.

Living near the dump "has been hell," according to [Mario Ferri], who moved to the Maple area in 1984, about the same time Toronto opened the site. He's been fighting it ever since. So far, there have been four closing dates, including the most recent, in 2002.

It depends on when the dump will reach capacity. Under a provincial certificate of approval, the site cannot exceed 33,125,254 cubic metres of waste and cover material, according to Lou Ciardullo, landfills manager for Toronto's waste management division.

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