Toronto Laneway Spring Clean-up

April 22-23, 2017  

Just in time for the City's annual Clean Toronto Together event (April 22-23), we’re providing 7 communities with everything they need to clean up their laneways. We'll drop off a Spring Cleaning Kit of paint and brushes, garbage and recycling bags, and even coffee to fuel your efforts.

Groups of friends, neighbours, or co-workers are invited to apply before April 12th.

Even if you can't participate on April 22-23, working with your neighbours to clean up your laneway each spring is still a great way to get rid of garbage, weeds and debris, and address other issues, such as graffiti tagging, that have occurred over the winter.  After all, a laneway that is well-maintained is more likely to stay that way!

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How to Participate

  1. Contact your friends and neighbours to gauge interest in participating.  
  2. Once you've got a group of at least 3-4 people, fill out a quick application with information about your group and laneway. The last day to apply is Wednesday April 12th, and spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  3. We'll contact you to confirm whether you've been selected by Thursday April 13th. 
  4. You plan the event and get other neighbours and friends involved. See our tip sheet for some pointers. 
  5. On Friday April 21st, we'll drop off the supplies for your clean-up, including: cans of paint, rollers, paint brushes, garbage and recycling bags, gloves, AND and Starbucks gift card to purchase coffee for your clean-up day. 
  6. Host your event on April 22nd or 23rd. Take lots of pictures and post them to social media using the hashtag #lanewaycleanup. 


This event has been sponsored by Josh Klein.  Clean-up supplies are being provided by City of Toronto and StART Toronto.