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July 5, 2007
Media Advisory: Deputy Mayor Pantalone to kick off Live Earth event and eco streetfest this Saturday
  
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, and CTV's Jacintha Wesselingh will kick off the Green Toronto Streetfest - an interactive eco fair associated with the Live Earth concerts taking place on seven continents Saturday to raise awareness of climate change, and empower people to take action.

Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: noon
Location: main stage,Yonge-Dundas Square

The event features a live viewing party of CTV's broadcast of the concerts on a giant LED screen on Yonge-Dundas Square.

In addition to the Live Earth broadcast, Toronto’s streetfest will showcase a variety of green products and services that people can use in their everyday lives such as clothing made from bamboo, solar power, low emission vehicles, green roofs, biodegradable packaging, organic foods and more. To accommodate the event, Yonge St. will be closed to traffic from Dundas St. to Queen St. People attending the event are encouraged to walk, ride or take public transit. A free bike repair clinic will be provided. There will also be entertainment for the entire family.

The Green Toronto Streetfest is in support of “Friends of Live Earth” and is sponsored by CTV, Eye Candy, Smart Canada, Enbridge, Bullfrog Power, Zipcar and NOW Magazine.

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:
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, 416-392-4009
Kyle Leetham, Toronto Environment Office, 416-397-5746


 

 

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