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April 10, 2002
Residents pitch in to help clean up city
It's time for everyone to pitch in to help clean up Toronto.

Community Clean-Up Day will take place on Saturday, May 4. On this day,
residents of the city are encouraged to help clean up a small part of their

Join us this year, along with McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited, to make
an even bigger mark.

Community groups, homeowners, tenants, schools and businesses are asked to take
the initiative and help make a difference. Take the time to clean up a
neglected laneway, a cluttered underpass, or a park.

"I encourage all residents of the city to get involved and clean up a part of
their community," said Mayor Mel Lastman. "Let's work together to make Toronto
the cleanest city in the world."

Call 416-392-9585 before April 26 to register for the Community Clean-up Day.
Toronto's Works and Emergency Services Department will schedule special garbage
pick-ups to haul the trash away.

This year, participants can pick up event kits containing garbage bags free of
charge from local Toronto McDonald's restaurants. The Clorox Company of Canada
is donating the bags.

"McDonald's is proud to be working with the City of Toronto on Community
Clean-Up Day," said André Hu-A-Kam, local McDonald's Owner/Operator. "We've
always felt that we have a responsibility to help protect our environment, and
this is the perfect way for all of us to show our pride in our local
neighbourhoods, have some fun, and demonstrate the importance of keeping our
city clean."

Beginning two years ago, the City of Toronto initiated the "Clean Toronto"
program aimed at keeping our streets and parks free of litter. It's up to all
residents of Toronto to do their part to keep Toronto clean.

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