York-Eglinton BIA Annual Community Clean-Up Day: Keeping Our Community

TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - The York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area (BIA) is inviting its business owners and residents to work together to clean up the neighbourhood at this year's annual York-Eglinton BIA Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, July 24, 2010. The entire community will be out with garbage bags and gloves to pick up litter from sidewalks and walkways along Eglinton Ave. W.

Developed through a community commitment to create a cleaner more enjoyable living space, our community clean up-day encourages environmental awareness and active participation in the whole community through litter reduction and recycling.

The event kicks off with a free barbeque for volunteers at 11:00 a.m. at the Green P Parking Lot at 1607 Eglinton Avenue West (Eglinton Ave. W. at Oakwood Ave.). At noon, the official launch ceremony will welcome and thank the community and guests for their participation. Guests include: The Honourable Mike Colle MPP and Toronto Metro Police Staff Sergeant from 13 Division. As well, for their efforts in promoting an eco-friendly, green community, Inorganic Market will be recognizing the York-Eglinton BIA as a certified green neighbourhood.

Volunteers will then grab gloves and garbage bags and clean Eglinton Ave. West of litter. The volunteers will be sorting the items into garbage and recycling-friendly clear plastic bags. Environmental awareness packages with information on recycling and waste management will be available for business owners and residents. At 2:00 p.m., participants will return to the Green P Parking Lot to dispose of all litter collected.

The Clean-Up Day is both a litter removal and environmental awareness education event. A Green Vendor's Pavilion will showcase some of the eco-friendly businesses within the BIA as well as others from across the GTA. These vendors include: Tim Hortons, Inorganic Market, The Speaker Shop, McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, InPhase Power and Swaggin' Smoothies.

Along with the removal of garbage, electronic waste will be collected by Inorganic Market. This is the third year the BIA has asked Inorganic Market to pick up and recycle electronic waste including old computers so it can be disposed of properly rather than ending up in our landfills.

SOURCE York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area (BIA)

For further information: For further information: visit www.YorkBIA.com or contact: Nick Alampi, Chairman of the Board, York-Eglinton BIA, 416-789-1835, info@yorkbia.com; Michael Costantino, Office Coordinator, York-Eglinton BIA, 416-789-1835, events@yorkbia.com

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