About Glenforest Cleaners

From tailoring, cleaning, pressing and finishing to honest and sincere customer service, the professionals at Glenforest have the experience, knowledge and skill to move the industry towards a more environmentally-friendly model in establishing wetcleaning and providing the best care possible for your clothes.

After being in business for over 60 years as a conventional dry cleaners, Glenforest revolutionized the cleaning industry by becoming Toronto’s first 100% toxic free, most hygienic and only wetcleaners in 2007.

Glenforest has prided itself on it’s high level of personal service and the ability to give a fine finish to the most delicate, fine garments, fabrics and trims.

The Zachos family has been in the cleaning business since the 1960’s. Alex Zachos, the owner of Glenforest Cleaners is a second-generation cleaning professional.

Miele Certified

Since 1899, Miele has been household name in appliances. Their first product was a butter churn. The first Miele washing machine was produced in 1903. Miele manufactures quality appliances such as dishwashers, vacuums, and washing machines amongst others. Their energy conserving, industry leading technology, unparalleled quality and longevity makes them the company behind the wetcleaning machines used at Glenforest.Designing and manufacturing high quality residential and professional appliances. Miele is dedicated to creating extraordinary products that live up to their mantra “Immer Besser”- a German phrase meaning “Forever Better”.Miele cherishes our natural resources.

  • Miele features production facilities that exceed the most stringent environmental regulations
  • Appliances that beat Energy Star guidelines by over 45%, with a life expectancy of 20+ years
  • Manufacturing technology that delivers 90% recyclable goods
  • Corporate offices designed to maximize the conservation of light, water, energy & even paper


Glenforest News

April 20, 2019 by 

The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed a Leave to Appeal from an Ottawa dry cleaner that had been held liable for $1.8 million in clean-up costs from spills of dry cleaning chemicals that occurred approximately 45 years ago.

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April 11, 2019   by Greg Meckbach

An Ottawa dry cleaner is liable for nearly $2 million in environmental clean-up costs resulting from spills that occurred at least 45 years ago, as a result of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling released Thursday.

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Contamination in the Strathcona neighbourhood has prompted Todd Cleaners to move out of its 99 Street location amid a dispute with a nearby tower development and an old gas station site over who’s responsible for the cleanup.

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