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May 11, 2001
Green Municipal Funds kick-start Humber Arboretum expansion
  
Parks and Recreation Division -- The Humber Arboretum and the City of
Toronto will receive $100,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) through the Green Municipal Funds (GMF) which are allocated to
municipalities to improve environmental performance. This is the first major
project to receive GMF support.

Councillor Jack Layton, Vice President of FCM; Councillor Suzan Hall; Dick
O'Brien, Chair of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA); Richard
Hook, Vice President of Humber College; John Macintyre, Director, Toronto Parks
and Recreation; and a federal representative will be discussing how the new
expansion at the Humber Arboretum will contribute to Toronto's environmental
wellness.

Following the official ceremony, a buffet lunch will be served and members of
the media are invited to tour the grounds of Toronto's only arboretum. The
Humber Arboretum grounds consist of 100 acres of green space dedicated to
horticulture and showcasing the diversity of flowers and trees. To book a tour
or for more explicit directions call Carol Ray at 905-584-0606

Date: Thursday, May 17

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Place: Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto





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