Residents along a quiet stretch of Parkdale have had new neighbours for two days and already they’re asking the mayor to give them the boot.
Breakaway Addiction Services, an addictions treatment centre that prescribes methadone, opened its new facility at 21 Strickland Ave. on Thursday.
By Friday morning, home-owners in the residential neighbourhood were furious about a noticeable up-tick in traffic along the one-way street, public drinking and an encounter between three men looking for the methadone clinic and staff at a nearby dance school.
“They just came walking through the school and said ‘I am lost, where’s the methadone clinic’”, said Pia Bouman, artistic director at the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement. “There were parents with very young children present. It’s not easy to deal with that.”