Earth Day park cleanup events planned for East Toronto

Residents cleanup Woodbine Beach in this Beach Metro Community News file photo. A number of community cleanups are planned in the East Toronto area on Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

Local residents are invited to do their part to help the environment and celebrate Earth Day this month.

A number of community cleanups are being planned locally including ones at Woodbine Beach, Ashbridges Bay Park, the Glen Stewart Ravine, Phin Park and Taylor Creek Park.

Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22, and community cleanups are planned that day for Woodbine Beach, Ashbridges Bay Park, Phin Park and Taylor Creek Park.

Those wishing to take part in the Woodbine Beach cleanup are asked to meet at the Woodbine Bathing Station. Dogs on-leash are welcome. Pre-registration is not required. Please contact for more information.

For the Ashbridges clean-up, meet at the public washrooms just off the Boardwalk, west of the volleyball courts. Bags will be provided for collection and volunteers are asked to dress for the weather, wear suitable footwear and bring litter picking tongs and gloves. (A limited supply is available.)

Both the Woodbine and Ashbridges cleanups take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Glen Stewart Ravine community cleanup is on Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Beech Avenue entrance to the ravine, just south of Kingston Road.

Those taking part are asked to bring their own gloves and be dressed in anticipation of getting dirty.

The cleanup is organized by the Friends of the Glen Stewart Ravine, and garbage bags and treats will be provided.

For more information, please visit the Friends of the Glen Stewart Ravine Facebook page.

The Earth Day community cleanup at Taylor Creek Park is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

Participants are asked to meet at Victoria Park Station at 1:30 p.m. where garbage bags and instructions will be handed out. Those who are not taking transit can meet at the park’s parking lot, entrance off Dawes Road, at 1:50 p.m. prior to the cleanup.

The Taylor Creek Park event is being organized by Toronto arts company Riot King and is being called All the World’s A Stage. For more information, please go to Riot King’s Facebook page.

The Phin Park cleanup goes on April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon and is organized by The Pocket Community Association. Phin Park is located at 115 Condor Ave., southeast of Jones and Danforth avenues. Participants are asked to bring their own rakes, brooms and shovels to help with the cleanup. For more information on this event, please go to


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