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November 13, 2007
Veterans at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre plant 1,700 tulips
Veterans at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have started planting 1,700 tulip bulbs in front of the Veterans Residence today as part of a program developed by Royal LePage Realtors in conjunction with the City of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Beautification Program.

This is the second year of the City’s partnership with Royal LePage where the company’s Realtors have generously donated thousands of Royal LePage Shelter Foundation tulip bulbs for planting in locations city-wide. This year, in addition to Sunnybrook, tulips will be planted by community groups, businesses and individuals in nine locations, including places such as business improvement areas, City parks, libraries, community centres and schools.

Councillor Cliff Jenkins (Ward 25 Don Valley West) joined Pamela Kempthorne, Executive Director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation; Jack Scott and Trish Manning, Managers at two Royal LePage Central Toronto Offices; and Duncan Graham, President, Veterans and Community Residents Council at Sunnybrook to help plant the first bulbs.

This is one of the projects resulting from the City of Toronto’s Neighbourhood Beautification Program, which is designed to engage communities to clean and beautify overlooked spaces. For program information, please visit

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 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Elyse Parker, Project Manager, Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat, 416-338-2432,



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