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The Downtown Yonge Clean Streets Team works 363 days of the year providing street cleaning and maintenance services in addition to what the City of Toronto provides.
The Clean Streets Team is responsible for graffiti removal on public property, poster removal, and litter sweeping in the public realm. Decorative street lights, traffic light poles and utility boxes along Yonge Street are also painted and cleaned as required.
Downtown Yonge continues to pressure wash along Yonge Street, especially during the warmer months – we spot pressure wash public sidewalks and laneways weekly and carry out gum removal along Yonge Street annually. This maintenance schedule ensures that our sidewalks stay clean, safe, and walkable.
The BIA makes sure all businesses in the area have access to immediate and effective removal of graffiti tags that take away from the clean and safe dynamic of the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood. Both the Clean Streets Team and private graffiti removal contractors are engaged by the BIA to ensure no tag is a permanent fixture on our sidewalks, walls and doors.
We have adopted technology that assist us in ensuring that infrastructure within the DYBIA neighbourhood are monitored and are in good working condition. When an issue is identified (whether it be with assets ranging from decorative banners to pedestrian lights), we report and track issues in order to ensure that any damaged or dysfunctional assets are resolved as soon as possible.
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