Clean Toronto Together

Clean Toronto Together 2017

Toronto's annual spring cleanup took place on April 21-23. Thank you to the thousands of residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups who helped remove litter and keep our city clean. 

Here's the final registered participant numbers for 2017:

Community Cleanups

10,028 residents (333 groups)

Corporate Cleanups

6,825 employees (238 groups)

School Cleanups

176,369 students and
teachers (521 schools)

See you again in 2018!

Spring Cleanup 2017

ExpandCorporate Cleanup Days

Pitch In and Help Clean Toronto

Friday, April 21 at 2 pm, is your opportunity to pitch in and help clean Toronto. Gather your co-workers, find a space in need such as a: laneway, ravine, sidewalk, or parkette. You'll be amazed at what your team can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes. Registration for the corporate cleanup kit is now closed.

The following businesses have signed up for the 2017 cleanup day. Thank you!

AGF Investments Inc.


Albert Gelman inc.

ALS Society of Canada

Arup Canada

AspenClean Toronto

Association and Events Management

BaAM Productions

Banana Republic (Womens)

Bentall Kennedy

Berg Chilling Systems Inc.

Bernard Betel Centre

Brill Communications

Brookfield RPS

Bullfrog Power

CAAT Pension Plan

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadiana Court ELCCC

Carlton Tower Limited

CBRE Limited GWS


CF Sherway Gardens

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

Cheltenham Care Community

children's services

CIBC Products and Payments

City of Toronto

Clearly Orthodontics


Corby Spirit and Wine

Cosmetica Laboratories Inc.

Court Administration-Business Support Group

Creflo Dollar Ministries Canada

Crosslinx Transit Solutions

Crown Property Management Inc.

Cummer Lodge, Long-Term Care Home

Delta Toronto


DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown

Downtown Yonge BIA

Dream Asset Management Corp.

Dream Industrial REIT


Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc

Ecuhome Corporation

Entertainment One

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Evangel Hall Mission

Expedia Canada Corp

Fairmont Royal York

Family Service Toronto


Gladstone Cadbury, Mondelez International Inc.

Glen Road Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Gold Standard

Good Shepherd Refuge Social Ministries

Govan Brown

Grand & Toy


Greenwin Inc.

Griffith Foods Limited

GS1 Canada

Happy Worker Inc.

Heritage Toronto


High Road

Historica Canada

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

Hollyburn Properties

Home Trust Company

Hotel Intercontinantal Toronto Centre

Housing Connections

HSBC Bank Canada


Hyatt Regency Toronto

IATSE Local 58

Indeed Canada Corp

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Invesco Canada Ltd

INVIVO Communications Inc.

Irving Consumer Products

JR Wilcox School

KG Group

King James Place

Liberty Village BIA


Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Marketo District Business Improvement Area

MaRS Centre

Matlock Services

Menkes Union Tower Inc.

Mercedes-Benz Canada

Meridian Credit Union

Metro Hall ELCC

Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Michael Garron Hospital

Millennium 1 Solutions

Minto Properties


NBCUniversal Canada

North York General Hospital

Northam CCPF Tenco (Yonge-Madison) Limited c/o Northam Realty Advisors Ltd.

Northbridge Financial Corporation


One King West Hotel & Residence

Ontario Ministry of Health

Ontario Public Service - MEDG/MRIS/MOI/Energy

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Pegasus Community Project for Adults with Special Needs



Pizza Pizza Limited


Qtrade Financial Group

Ralph Thornton Centre

Real Estate Services

Redpath Sugar

Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

RiskCheck Inc

Rowntree Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Ryerson univesity

Shangri-La Hotel

SmartPrint Inc

Smith + Andersen



SSHA - Metro Hall Local Wellness Team

St George Care Community

St. Lawrence Market

St. Michael's Hospital


Starlight Investments

Strategic Coach

Summerhill & Scout Environmental

TD Bank

TechWyse Internet Marketing


Terrapex Environmental

The Cross-cultural Community Service Association

The Home Depot

The Kingsway Animal Hospital

The Kingsway BIA

The MBTW Group

The Printing House

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

The Successful Investor Inc.

The Travel Corporation Canada

Theodore Babiak Real Estate Team- Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

Toronto Entertainment District BIA

Toronto International Film Festival Inc.

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

Tourism Toronto

Toyota Canada Inc.

Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.

University of Toronto Scarborough

Urban Strategies Inc.


Via Rail Canada

Viva Naturals

West hill Pharmasave

West Park Healthcare Centre

William F. White Inc.

Willowridge Early Learning & Child Care Centre

Workplace Resource


Yabu Pushelberg

Yonge Suites

York Eglinton BIA

Zurich Canada

ExpandSponsors & Partners

GLAD Canada returns as our lead sponsor for the 7th year in a row. Thank you to all our sponsors and partners.

Together we can keep Toronto clean & green!


Lead Partner


Broadcast Partner




Programming Partners



ExpandLitter Pick-Up Safety Tips

  • Wear appropriate and protective clothing (boots, gloves, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen)

  • Bring a first aid kit to your cleanup event

  • Students should be accompanied by a person trained in first aid

  • When near or adjacent a road – be mindful of vehicles at all times

  • Do not work on unstable or slippery ground (ravines, river banks), in tunnels, or near stormwater management ponds

  • Only pick-up human-made litter – leaves, twigs and plants should be left on the ground

  • Be mindful not to damage or step on emerging spring plants (shrubs, bulbs, flowers)

  • Do not pick up or move heavy tree limbs and objects 

  • Do not pick up dangerous items (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311

  • Hazardous waste should be set aside from your recycling & litter bags. Items include: batteries, aerosol containers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), helium and propane tanks/cylinders

  • Report suspicious items to the Toronto Police Service's non-emergency telephone number 416-808-2222

ExpandCollecting Recyclables

Recyclables should be placed in the blue GLAD bags. Here's a few important notes:

  • Only put 'CLEAN' recycling in the blue bags, such as empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Dirty recyclables, wet papers, metal or decomposed/broken recycling should be placed in the litter.

  • Recycling collected in City of Toronto parks must be placed inside or beside the large Toronto blue bins

  • What goes in recycling

  • Hazardous waste should be set aside from your recycling bags. Items include: batteries, aerosol containers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), helium and propane tanks/cylinders, syringes and needles.

  • Do not pick up dangerous articles (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311 or school cleanups can speak with your superintendent