04/04/2014 04:31 EDT | Updated 06/04/2014 05:59 EDT

Toronto kicks off spring cleanup campaign

The City of Toronto kicked off its annual spring cleanup campaign this morning with dozens of community events at parks and garden scheduled for the month of April.

Parks staff will be removing graffiti off buildings, cleaning up garbage and hauling away debris from city property.

"The Clean Toronto Together program is an important initiative for the city because everyone works together," said Mayor Rob Ford. "Whether it's students, office workers, community groups or City staff – it's great to see everyone pitch in and work together to keep our city clean."

The work will be done with about 30 pieces of equipment, including 50 litter vacuums, 45 sweepers, 20 front-end loaders, 50 stake trucks, 11 collection trucks and 60 pickup trucks.

A full list of what areas are scheduled to be cleaned up is located on the City of Toronto website.

Events are also scheduled during Earth Week – April 22 to 27 – and Corporate and School cleanup Day will be on Friday, April 25.

Cleanup events will officially take place during Earth Week, from April 22 to 27. The Corporate and School Cleanup Day will be held on Friday, April 25. Students and office workers are encouraged to clean the area around their schools or workplaces.

The deadline for organizations and groups to register their cleanup event is April 23. Registration is available online at or by calling 311.

Registration enables the City to arrange for litter pickup.