T-O Trash To Adams Could Jeopardize Olympic Bid

After a heated, two-day debate, Toronto City Councillors voted 37 to 19 late Tuesday afternoon to ship Toronto’s garbage to the abandoned Adams Mine near Kirkland Lake in northern Ontario for 20 years, starting in 2002.

Opponents of the proposal had threatened that if the plan was approved, they would start a letter-writing campaign to the International Olympic Committee, and set up a permanent office to lobby against Toronto’s ability to host the Games with any environmental integrity. This could put Toronto’s 2008 Olympic bid in jeopardy.