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August 2, 2001
Theodore tugboat arrives in Toronto
Toronto Parks and Recreation -- Children from the Toronto Parks and
Recreation summer camp program were at Harbour Square Park to greet the
sea-going replica of television's much loved children's character Theodore
Tugboat, who was sporting his signature shiny red ball cap, moving eyes and
five-foot smile when he arrived.

Theodore Too has sailed more than 10,000 nautical miles and has been the
featured attraction to more than eight million people. Theodore is 65 feet
long, 22 feet wide and has a nine-foot draft. Theodore and his crew of four
work closely with the Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards, the U.S. National Safe
Boating Council and the Canadian Red Cross helping children love the water.

Toronto Parks and Recreation also promotes the message of water safety in the
many aquatic programs and facilities in Toronto. Toronto has 40 spray pads, 143
wading pools, 80 indoor pools and 64 outdoor pools. Toronto Parks and
Recreation provides more than 857,000 program hours of recreational activities
for children. More than 300,000 children register each year. Toronto Parks and
Recreation has added 132 new programs this year.

Children and their parents are welcome to tour Theodore this weekend and
admission is free. Theodore and his crew will welcome children and their
families across the gangway on these dates:

August 3 and 4:
Harbour Square Park
21 Queens Quay West
beside the ferry docks
Boarding from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

August 5 and 6:
Ontario Place
977 Lake Shore Blvd.
Boarding from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Denny Doherty, the Harbourmaster in the series and a former member of the Mamas
and the Papas pop music group, is in Toronto to meet Theodore's visitors. Denny
can also be seen starring in Dream a Little Dream at the Isabel Bader Theatre.

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