One Centretown resident claims that the city’s biweekly garbage collection has created a rat infestation in her neighbourhood.
“What (biweekly collection) has done is it has created a never-ending supply of food for these rats,” says Shannon Lee Mannion, resident of a multi-unit complex near Florence and Kent streets.
According to Mannion, her building never had rats until last September, when a tenant was bitten on the foot in their living room.
Three days later, she went into the basement to access a locker, only to find that rats had left droppings and damaged some of her possessions.
“I threw out 11 industrial-sized garbage bags. Everything had to be thrown out,” she said.