Tidying up in Toronto

Petro-Canada joins in city's spring cleanup

Published in CSP Daily News

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario --Petro-Canada retailers challenged other Toronto businesses to help make Toronto a cleaner place by participating in Mayor David Miller's 20-Minute Toronto Makeover last Friday. Retailers at more than 200 Petro-Canada retail locations in the Toronto area joined residents taking part in the spring cleanup blitz at home, work and school.

We're located on some of the most visible, high-traffic property in [and around] Toronto, said Petro-Canada's general manager of retail Ontario, Phil Churton. By extending our annual spring cleanup [image-nocss] to the area surrounding our sites, we can make an immediate and noticeable contribution to the mayor's cleanup efforts.

Earlier this month, Petro-Canada retailers from the Toronto area pledged their support for the cleanup effort during a special kickoff meeting attended by Toronto councilwoman Jane Pitfield, who champions this initiative on behalf of the city.

I'm impressed with the enthusiasm and organization commitment Petro-Canada is showing in all aspects of their neighborhood cleanup plans, said Bruce McKelvey, chair of the Board of Trade's Clean City initiative. They clearly understand both the solid business rationale for this effort and the positive community impact it will have. I welcome them challenging other companies to launch similar efforts.

Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry.