City of Toronto launches 2018 Clean Toronto Together campaig

Today Mayor John Tory announced the details of the City of Toronto’s 2018 Clean Toronto Together campaign that invites residents, schools, businesses and community groups to participate in the annual spring cleanup.

On Friday, April 20, Toronto schools and businesses can participate in the Corporate and School 20-Minute Makeover by cleaning up around their schools and workplaces.
On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, residents and community groups can join the Community Cleanup Days and remove litter from public spaces such as parks, ravines, laneways and beaches.

“Every year, Clean Toronto Together sets new records for community participation, which is a testament to the people of Toronto and the pride we take in our great city,” said Mayor Tory. “I encourage everyone to get involved in our spring cleanup and to make an effort every day to keep our city clean and green.?

Sponsors and partners include lead sponsor Glad Canada, Pizza Pizza, Tim Hortons, Toronto Star, Global News, Global News Radio, Metroland Media, Metro News, Park People, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and Bag2School.

“GLAD Canada is delighted to be part of the City’s cleanup for the eighth year in a row. It’s wonderful to see more residents, communities and schools pitching in every year,” said Mike Pilato, General Manager of Clorox Canada, which owns the GLAD brand. “The simple act of spending just 20 minutes cleaning an area in your community can make a huge difference and make Toronto an even more beautiful and vibrant city.”

Participants are encouraged to register their cleanups at Registration helps the City to arrange special litter pickups, avoid duplicate cleanups and measure results. The deadline to register for the Community Cleanup Days is April 17.

Now in its 15th year, Clean Toronto Together is Canada’s largest spring cleanup program. It begins with City staff cleaning streets, parks and watercourses. Over a four-week period, the City deploys more than 300 pieces of equipment, including litter vacuums, sweepers, front-end loaders, d?ump trucks, sidewalk sweepers and power washers.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

Litter facts and figures are available at

This news release is also available on the City’s website:

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