Community clean-ups planned for the East End

It’s almost Earth Day, time for the annual spring spruce-ups of Ward 32’s community spaces and, as the saying goes, many hands make light work. Several local cleaning sprees are scheduled over the next few days, so grab the gardening gloves and the elbow grease and get ready to dig in.

On Friday, April 22, the Kingston Road Village cleanup, organized by Pegasus and Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Pegasus Thrift Store, 931 Kingston Rd. Then at 1 p.m., Glen Ames Public School is leading the cleanup of Glen Stewart Ravine. Meet at the Williamson Road bridge.

Saturday, April 23, sees the Aldergrove Stairway and the Woodbine Avenue west hillside getting tidied up between 10 a.m. and noon, thanks to organizers from the East Toronto Climate Action Group. The Friends of Jeff Sloan Park will attend to their namesake property in the Beach Triangle between 10 a.m. and noon. Residents of Amroth Avenue will be working in the Amroth Alley and Community Garden from 10 to 11:30 a.m. that day, and the Merrill Park Dog Association will clean up the Merrill Park dog park and ravine from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On Sunday, April 24, the Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine are asking volunteers to meet at the Beech Avenue entrance at 10 a.m. Over at Stephenson Park, the Friends of Stephenson Park will be working between 10 a.m. and noon. And from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Toronto Beaches Dog Association will be tidying up Kew Gardens.

For more information, call 416-392-1376.

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