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Cleaning up the city
April 26, 2019

This is the last weekend of April and you know what that means? Soon, in around three weeks, the Victoria Day long weekend will be upon us. But until then, let us all enjoy this weekend.

Although Earth Day was on Monday, some of the events are taking place this weekend. Below is a roundup of these and other events.

Cleaning up the city

Toronto’s annual spring cleanup, Clean Toronto Together, takes place this weekend. The event, which is now in its 16th year, sees residents, students, businesses, and community groups, help to clean up public spaces across the city. The corporate 20-minute makeover and school cleanups are on Friday, while the community cleanups are Saturday and Sunday.

One of the community cleanups is at the Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday. Bring your boots, gloves, rakes and shovels, and help clean up 43-acres of greenspace. Fort York is offering free same-day admission to its historic site.

Earth Day at Downsview Park

Now in its 15th year, Earth Day at Downsview Park gives families an opportunity to get involved in the world’s largest environmental movement. This year’s event features a long list of free activities, including bird of prey demonstrations, face painting, and a sing-along by the campfire. Visitors will also get a glimpse of the park’s plans for a new urban farm. It all takes places on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Earth Day at Toronto Botanical Garden

Surround yourself with nature at the Toronto Botanical Garden on Saturday. Help plant, listen to nature-themed stories, make some nature crafts, and more. Bring your own mug and enjoy some PWYC coffee and purchase some light snacks. The event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., is free but registration is recommended.