Reminder: Community Clean-ups this weekend

Just a quick reminder that this weekend is Community Clean-up Days in Toronto.  Grab your own bags from Pizza Pizza or the East York Civic Centre or you can join in one of the clean-ups organized in your local park. Either way, you’re also invited to swing by Arthur Potts’s office (1821 Danforth Ave) on Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for refreshments. Happy cleaning!

Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday at noon

Clean Up! Clean Up! Everybody do their share!

The only bad thing about the melting of snow is the reveal of months worth of hidden litter. Fortunately the City of Toronto Community Clean-up Days are just around the corner. On Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 join your neighbours in beautifying our streets, laneways and parks.


Various parks groups have organized clean-ups you can be a part of or feel free to grab a bag and some gloves and clean up your own street. Garbage and recycling bags are available NOW at Pizza Pizza locations throughout the city and at the East York Civic Centre.

Regardless of where you’re cleaning up, all cleaners are welcome to stop by Arthur Potts’s Constituency Office at 1821 Danforth Avenue on Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for some hot chocolate and snacks.

If you know of another clean-up happening in the DECA boundaries, let us know in the comments and we’ll include it in our reminder post next week.  And to see if there are community clean-ups organized for other parks in East Toronto that may not be in the DECA boundary, check out the City of Toronto’s sign up page.

Celebrate Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day!  Did you celebrate today?  Did you mark the occasion? As I washed out my reusable coffee cup at work, it occurred to me that there is more that I could be doing – that we all could be doing – to be kind to the earth. In keeping with DECA’s general mantra to start locally, how about a community clean-up?

An Earth Day Request from DECA

This weekend on Saturday April 26 & Sunday April 27, we are asking you to adopt your block, or street, or more! You pick the time to pick up the litter, and if you could a couple more things:
1) Tell your neighbours;
2) Separate the garbage from the recycling;
3) Send a note telling us where you plan to clean up pick up (or where you did pick up). Send us a photo! Or let us know on Twitter using our #DanforthEast hashtag or by including our handle (@DECADiaries) in your tweet. Post it to our Facebook Page so that we can help you spread the word!
Let’s have the most litter-free neighbourhood in the city!

Merril Park Dog Association – Spring Cleaning

Merrill Park Dog Association is hosting its annual spring cleaning this Saturday, April 26th at 9:30 am at Merrill Park (by the train tracks just west off of Woodbine.) The poster with all the details is below!  Learn more about them at  Oh, and yes, participating at this event would totally count as part of the DECA Earth Day request!


MPDA April 26th 2014 Poster