Downtown Spring Clean


The Downtown Association and FutureSSM will be hosting the 1st annual Downtown Spring Clean Up! This single day event is aimed at gathering volunteers from organizations, retail/property owners and community teams to help clean up litter and beautify Downtown Sault Ste. Marie in advance of the Spring and Summer Event Season.

The Spring Clean Up will be an annual event moving forward with the Downtown Assoc. and FutureSSM. Executive Director for the Business Improvement Area Josh Ingram hopes it will highlight the importance of taking action locally to contribute to the overall perception, health and vitality of Downtown. “Saultites are known to be generous with their time and energy, we at the Association already know that! We’re looking forward to getting a good crew on the streets,  boots on the ground!” Special thanks to Odd Job Jacks for donating their equipment and time with the cleaning efforts.

Trash removal and sweeping is a large focus of the event, this cleans downtown up for patrons, our event season, and for a graffiti removal program that will be starting July 12th in the Downtown Core. These project will restore local outdoor areas and inspire strong community pride.

All participants are encouraged to submit a photo that captures what made the volunteer experience a success for a chance to win prizes! Post photos to the Downtown Spring Clean event page on facebook:

There are 3 categories to win:

Storefront businesses: Window cleaning for 1 year
Second Story residence/business: Downtown Gift Certificates
Community Members: Downtown Gift Certificates

When: May 18th, 11am – 3pm
Where: Meet at the Downtown Association office at 496 Queen Street E for a group photo and quick brief.
Why: To take some pride in our community and volunteer for a fun day.
How: The Association has water, disposable latex gloves, and light snacks. Odd Job Jacks will be donating


  1. The fact that a spring cleaning needs to be done every year to clean up trash, litter, needles, graffiti, etc speaks volumes about the quality of downtown.
    Downtown is a social services corridor and excels in one main area – inconvenience.

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