Anti-litter, graffiti strategy proposed for Toronto

Councilor Brad Duguid, chairman of Toronto’s works committee, has proposed drastic measures to cleanup the city to preserve its clean image.

Duguid’s strategy calls for council to pass a bylaw to control the posting of signs and flyers on poles and, at a cost of $400,000, add a third grass cutting to city boulevards. As well, city staff "hit squads" would target litter, graffiti and garbage. He also proposes that the provincial government implement an anti-litter campaign on highways that extend north of the city to cottage country, and that Toronto should implement such a campaign if the province fails to act.