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July 6, 2007
Media Advisory: Toronto Islands Urban Fishing Festival
Representatives of City of Toronto Parks, Forest and Recreation will join members of the community of all ages to celebrate Toronto Islands Urban Fishing Festival at the Toronto Islands Boathouse. Bring your own rod and reel and worms will be available. Free rods and reels for the first 300 children.

Date: Sunday, July 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Centre Island (over Manitou Bridge near the boathouse)

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Ontario Chinese Anglers Association, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters host the Toronto Islands Urban Fishing Festival which celebrates natural fishing in natural places.

Anglers 18-64 years of age must have an Ontario resident Angling licence to fish except on this Family Fishing Weekend courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Fishing licenses will be available for purchase at the Toronto Island Boathouse for all other days.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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