Poopalooza, Clean Toronto Together and Cabbagetown Laneway Clean-ups – Saturday April 23, 2016

Update: Our members have spoken! This year we are going to concentrate our efforts on cleaning up Riverdale Park West + areas around SpruceCourt PS. Meet for cleanup at 10 am, Sumach and Winchester.

Thank you to the nearly 40 residents who came out and helped to tidy up the neighbourhood, especially the many dog owners who participated in Poopalooza. There were more cigarette butts and garbage finds than poopsicles this year (Yay dogs!) and the strangest find was the innards of a washing machine.

Here are a few photos of the day:


Most residents like a clean neighbourhood, and I’ll hazard a guess that nobody likes crap on their shoes. This year, we’re combining our annual “Poopalooza” clean-up of Riverdale Park with the City of Toronto’s Clean Toronto Together “Spring Clean-Up” campaign and also looking for residents who would like to co-ordinate or volunteer to tidy up some Cabbagetown laneways – all on Saturday April 23!

Poopalooza involves dog owners and their allies, cleaning up the freshly uncovered dog poo from the upper and lower parts of Riverdale Park and the boulevards that encircle Sprucecourt Public School. Led by Cabbagetown Residents Association Vice-President James Wood, this endeavour is a popular one but we can always do with extra (gloved) hands. Meet at 10 am on April 23 outside the main entrance to Riverdale Farm. We have bags, gloves and a few shovels… but if you have your own shovel please bring it with you.

Clean Toronto Together is a City of Toronto sponsored event where friends, family or co-workers help clean local playgrounds, trails, beaches, laneways and sports fields. The City supports the clean-up efforts by providing special litter and recycling bags, and helping co-ordinate waste removal from the events. The Cabbagetown Residents Association has registered as a participant and will obtain the free waste bags for distribution.

Cabbagetown Laneway Clean-ups
Do you want your laneway included as part of Clean Toronto Together on April 23? If you would like to help co-ordinate the clean-up of a laneway, or to volunteer on April 23 for a clean-up, then please email us at: info@cabbagetowner.com and we’ll help spread the word. You might recall the Gordon Sinclair Laneway cleanup in 2014 – it was a fantastic time, and the many hands made light work of it.

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