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Tecumseth Street abattoir: newer residents smell disgust, long-timers accept the whiff

February 25th, 2011 · 15 Comments

By Beth Macdonell

Quality Meat Packers (2 Tecumseth St.) has no plans of closing. Beth Macdonell/ Gleaner News.

Although an abattoir on Tecumseth Street has been operating for almost a century, some residents remain perturbed by the smell of live pigs being brought into the area for slaughter. Initially run by the city, Toronto Abattoirs Limited and Quality Meat Packers Limited, irk John Sleeman, 65, a retired resident who lives  on Wellington Street between Tecumseth and Bathurst.

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