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April 11, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto’s annual spring clean-up underway
The City’s annual spring clean-up gets underway Monday, April 14 and will run for three weeks. The operating divisions taking part include Solid Waste Management Services (coordinating division); Transportation Services; Municipal Licensing and Standards; Parks, Forestry and Recreation; Toronto Water; and Fleet and Facilities. These divisions, along with staff support from the City’s agencies, boards and commissions, will collaborate to clean up winter debris. The spring clean-up leads directly into two key components of Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City Initiative - the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover on Friday, April 18, and Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 19.

There will be 500 City staff dedicated to the clean-up, and 300 pieces of equipment, including 55 littervacs; 50 sweepers; 20 front-end loaders; 40 stake trucks; 10 collection trucks; and 125 pick-up trucks.

Date: Beginning Monday, April 14 (for approximately three weeks)

Time/Place: The clean-up happens daily in four different areas of the city. Maps outlining the daily schedule organized by district are available on the City’s website at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Pat Barrett, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4716,



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