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June 7, 2017
Media Advisory - City of Toronto to unveil pollinator-themed art installation at Nathan Phillips Square
Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Chair of the City of Toronto's Parks and Environment Committee, will be joined by representatives of Burt's Bees to unveil Kisses For Bees, a pollinator-themed art installation at Nathan Phillips Square.

Date: Friday, June 9
Time: noon to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Queen Street lawn (Queen Street, west of Bay Street)

Kisses For Bees is an oversized, stylized pair of lips planted with more than 500 native wildflowers, measuring five by two-and-a-half metres. The installation is designed to raise awareness of National Pollinator Week, June 19 to 25. The installation is a partnership between the City and Burt's Bees and will remain at Nathan Phillips Square until June 24.

Use #KissesForBees on social media to find and tag images of the installation.

Toronto has more than 360 species of bees and hundreds of other non-bee pollinator species, making it home to one of the most diverse pollinator populations in Canada.

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