Today, Mayor John Tory announced plans for the City of Toronto’s 2022 Clean Toronto Together campaign and encouraged residents, schools, businesses and community groups to take part in the annual spring cleanup from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24.
On Friday, April 22, Toronto schools and businesses can participate by cleaning around their properties. On Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, residents are encouraged to host community cleanups to remove litter from public spaces such as parks, ravines, laneways and beaches in their neighbourhoods.
Participants are asked to register their cleanups online at www.livegreentoronto.ca. Registration helps the City to arrange special litter pickups, avoid duplicate cleanups and measure results. The deadline to register is Friday, April 15.
More information is available on the Clean Toronto Together webpage: www.toronto.ca/cleantorontotogether.ca.
Now in its 17th year, Clean Toronto Together is Canada’s largest municipal spring cleanup program. Over a four-week period prior to the community cleanups in April, the City deploys more than 250 pieces of equipment, including litter vacuums, sweepers, front-end loaders, dump trucks, sidewalk sweepers and power washers, to remove dirt, debris and graffiti from streets, parks and watercourses.
Some of the City’s spring cleanup activities include:
The public can do their part to help keep Toronto clean and safe by properly disposing of items, including masks and disposable gloves, in the available street and park bins and not littering items on the ground. The public can also report litter hot spots or overflowing bins to 311 at www.toronto.ca/311 or by calling 3-1-1.
Learn more about the many City programs that support waste reduction, reuse and the move towards a circular economy on the Waste Strategy Programs & Initiatives webpage. Explore this fact sheet for more information about spring cleaning and ongoing Litter Operations in Toronto.
“Our annual Clean Toronto Together effort is a great example of the power of community and it shows what we can accomplish when everyone pitches in. After a two year hiatus we are ready to welcome it back and to see all that we can do to help clean up and protect our city, its parks, trails, ravines and sidewalks. I encourage all Torontonians to participate in our 2022 spring cleanup and to do their part every day of the year by not littering.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Toronto’s parks contribute to the well-being of our communities. I encourage everyone to help protect our green spaces by properly disposing of litter and participating in a spring cleanup in your neighbourhood.”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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