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April 3, 2009
Mayor David Miller launches spring clean-up events
Mayor David Miller kicks off this year’s spring clean-up efforts. First up is the City’s own operations-led three-week clean-up program, which officially begins April 6. It leads into the 20-Minute Makeover at 2 p.m. on April 24 and Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 25.

The sixth annual GTA-wide 20-Minute Makeover on Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m. encourages businesses and residents to participate and reduce litter in our communities.

On Tuesday, April 7, Mayor David Miller, joined by the official 20-Minute Makeover sponsors - TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, The Home Depot, Toronto Star, Pizza Pizza, the Toronto Sun, Tim Hortons and McDonald’s -- will encourage residents and businesses to demonstrate their pride in Toronto by volunteering to pick up litter at either event.

Date: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Weather permitting: Nathan Phillips Square (by the 175 Year Anniversary flags)
In case of rain: Council Members Lounge (3rd floor, behind Council Chamber, City Hall)

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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



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