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Ward 15 Community Environment Days

On April 6th and May 9th, neighbours from across Ward 15 joined my team and I at York Mills Collegiate Institute and Leaside Memorial Community Gardens to donate and recycle their used materials. Ward 15 had two of the most well-attended Community Environment Days in the entire City of Toronto!
Thanks to the incredible engagement from residents at this year's event, there was an overwhelming amount of donations that went to help local schools and community organizations. The Toronto Salvation Army even brought in a second collection truck to accommodate all of the great donations they received! 
Countless electronics and household hazardous waste items were also brought to my Environment Day for safe disposal. The free compost was particularly popular as families geared up for spring gardening.
I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with many friends, as well as new neighbours, about local Ward 15 initiatives. Thank you to all who stopped by my booth to say hello - without your contributions, donations and disposals, my Environment Day events would not have been such a great success.
I also would like to thank the dedicated volunteers, organizations, and staff who attended. It was great to see so many City divisions involved including Toronto Water, Live Green Toronto, Solid Waste Management Services and 311. Community organizations such as Cycle Toronto, the David Suzuki Blue Dot Group, Enbridge Gas and the Salvation Army also made important contributions, both in terms of donation collections and providing information to residents about their organizations.
These are some of my favourite events in Ward 15 and I am already looking forward to next year's Community Environment Days!
For a list of events hosted by other Toronto City Councillors, please visit the City of Toronto's website here.

My Environment Day on May 5th - Save the Date!

My Environment Day will be held on Saturday, May 5 at York Mills Collegiate and is a great opportunity to clear out items found during your spring cleaning, such as used electronics and household hazardous waste.
You can bring everything from old computer equipment to compact and fluorescent light bulbs for disposal and recycling. You can also bring items for donation such as sporting goods, books and gently-used dishes. 
We will also be giving out one cubic meter of compost per household - for free! (Limited quantity available) 

Several groups are collaborating with the City on this program, including:

  • Toronto Water
  • Solid Waste Management Services
  • Live Green Toronto
  • 311 Toronto
  • Toronto Hydro
  • The Salvation Army
  • Artsjunktion

Slow Down Signs Available

"Slow Down" signs are an effective way to remind drivers to respect the speed limit - especially on local and residential streets. If you're interested in getting a sign for your lawn, you can pick one up at my Environment Day on Saturday, May 5th at York Mills Collegiate!

Quantity is limited - one sign per household will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. 

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