Smile, Windsor. You’re not on camera anymore.
Google Street View has agreed to stop camera crews from rolling through Windsor’s streets until mountains of flood debris have been cleared to avoid a repeat of the debacle that saw the tech giant snap pictures of garbage-strewn streets during the height of the 101-day CUPE strike.
Mayor Drew Dilkens has asked the company to put the brakes on its specially-equipped photo car, which has recently been recording photos of the city’s streets, pocked by piles of flood-damaged goods following the flooding that hit more than 6,000 basements August 29.
“We don’t want those pictures up on Google and we certainly reached out to Google already and said would you mind pausing until we can collect the garbage and then come back and finish the job?” said Dilkens Tuesday.