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July 5, 2007
Media Advisory: City’s pools go green with solar energy
Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), and Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee and Councillors Chin Lee (Ward 41 Scarborough Rouge-River) and Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre) will join representatives from the City of Toronto’s Facilities and Real Estate and Parks, Forestry and Recreation Divisions, and community members to officially launch the solar pool heating systems installed at three City recreation centres: Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre and Agincourt Recreation Centre and Leisure Pool. The installation of solar pool heating systems at these three City of Toronto recreation facilities constitute the largest concentration of pools heated by solar energy in a Canadian municipality.

Date: Friday, July 6

Time: 10 a.m. - Official remarks
11 a.m. - Tour of the solar panel system

Location: Agincourt Recreation Centre and Leisure Pool, 31 Glen Watford Dr.

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:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726
Cindy Bromley, Manager, Finance & Administration Communications, 416-392-4995



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