TORONTO, July 18 /CNW/ - This Saturday isn't just another busy day in the
Dufferin/Eglinton business district. It's the fourth annual York-Eglinton
Business Improvement Area Community Clean-Up Day and the evolution of a
brighter, more environmentally friendly community. The entire community is
expected to participate, including politicians, police, business owners, and
The Clean-Up Day is both a litter removal and environmental awareness
education event. There will be recycling and waste disposal displays from The
City of Toronto. The Inorganic Market, a citizen-based organization that
raises awareness about the issue of electronic waste, will also be collecting
small electronic waste for recycling. The only items accepted for collection
are: cell phones and chargers, wires and cables, desktops, laptops, mice,
iPods, MP3 players, circuit boards, UPS's and PDA's. The Toronto Argonauts
Cheerleaders will also be cheering on the crowd.
The event kickoffs off at the Green P Parking Lot located at 1607
Eglinton Avenue West (beside the Volvo Dealership) at 11:30 a.m. with a free
barbeque lunch. At 12:00 p.m. a ceremony to launch the event, and to thank the
community and the many honoured guests for their participation, will take
place. Guests will include: The Honourable Joe Volpe, MP and Toronto Metro
Police staff from 13 Division.
After the ceremony everyone is invited to put on a pair of gloves and
parade down Eglinton Avenue West to pick-up litter. Awareness packages will be
available for business owners and residents of the community. Business
packages will offer information on the City of Toronto's Yellow Bag Program
and waste management tips. Residential packages will contain information on
the Green Bin Program and proper recycling procedures.
Around 2 p.m. participants will return to the Green P Parking Lot to
dispose of any litter collected and to enjoy refreshments supplied by Tim
Hortons and the York-Eglinton BIA.
The York-Eglinton BIA has been partnering with Tim Hortons on the
Community Clean-Up Day since 2004. The event was developed through a community
commitment to create a cleaner more enjoyable living space. The goal is to
increase awareness and educate the community in proper waste management
solutions in order to establish a clean and safe environment for the future.
Since the event started, community participation has increased by sixty per
cent every year. For further information, please visit www.yorkbia.com.
For further information:
For further information: Nick Alampi, Board Chair, York-Eglinton BIA,
Cell: (416) 801-4303, Office: (416) 789-1835; Geoff Shore, Owner/Operator Tim
Hortons & BIA Member, Cell: (416) 707-0676, Office: (416) 780-0765