City removes homemade stairs in Toronto park
TORONTO — The City of Toronto has taken down a set of stairs built in a park by a local man who took it upon himself to help area residents get down a steep embankment. Coun. Justin Di Ciano, who represents the man’s ward, says the man built the stairs for $550 after first asking the city to do so.
Di Ciano says the city quoted the man a price of between $65,000 to $150,000 for the stairs.
He says that’s when the man decided to go ahead and construct the structure himself. A spokesman for the city’s parks department says the stairs had to come down because they were unsafe. The city says it will be installing a new set of stairs today.