October 19th Cleanup

***please read if you are volunteering***

Saturday October 19th  we will be tackling a really bad section of trails along the East Don. We at Don’t Mess with the Don want to ensure that the ravines can be enjoyed by all and future generations.

Date: Saturday, October 19th at 10-1pm.

Location: at the back of 25 Old Eglinton Ave (see map)

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/391016691569222/


We will be working at bottom of access road behind the Solid Waste Mangement Truck Yard.

Now onto the details, I know it is a lot but please review so you are ready for the day.

Snacks & water will be provided Help us complete the picture above, and make the Don Valley garbage-free! For Students & kids: you can use this opportunity to towards community service hours.

What to Wear

Please wear appropriate clothes for being in the weather for the day, and clothes that may get dirty.  Wear layers so you can add and remove as needed. Please wear footwear that can get dirty and wet. We suggest boots or hiking shoes with enough grip as the slopes are steep and can get slippery.

What to Bring

Please bring a reusable container for water and/or coffee as we are trying to minimize waste and litter.  . Gloves and bags will be provided.

Getting there

Access is through the property of Solid Waste Management, 25 Old Eglington Avenue. From there it is a 400m walk/bike ride towards the clean up area. Come by bike, or take bus 91C to Bermondsey Rd At Eglinton Ave East. If by car, there is parking available.


Cleanup Tips

Our Friends at  Toronto Field Naturalists have provided some useful tips for a safe and responsible clean up.  We highly recommend you review them before Saturday. see link.


If you like to post something on social media about our clean up, it would be great if you could use the following hashtags: #cleantheravine and #dontmesswiththedon.  Thanks!

We  are looking forward to worknig again with those that have come to our previous cleanups and meeting and working with new volunteers!  We are happy that you all have pledged to be a part of this momentous event!


See you on the Saturday,


The DMWTD Team!