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June 28, 2007
Tell us about your park treasures …
Do you have a favourite Toronto park to see song birds, rapids or public art? If so, the City of Toronto would like to know about it. Toronto residents are invited to share the details of the unique wonders and experiences found within Toronto’s public parks, gardens and ravines. City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will use this information to develop a guide of “the best of the best” about what residents can experience in our parks.

Your input is welcome in all of the categories below, including any other categories you think are of interest.

Life Science: What are the best park locations to experience flora and fauna, from mature forests to unique trees, meadows to migrating butterflies, song birds and resident bird colonies, and breath-taking horticultural displays?

Earth Science: What are the best park locations to view the land and water features in our parks? This can include unique bedrock formations, cliffs, glacial formations, wetlands, waterfalls, rapids and ponds.

Historic: What are the best park locations to experience the history of Toronto in our parks? From aboriginal sites to early European settlements, what historic park locations stir your imagination?

Cultural: What are the best park locations to experience arts and culture in Toronto parks? This includes monuments, sculptures and impressive built forms.

Natural Phenomenon: What are the best park locations to experience the raw and subtle beauty of nature? From beautiful sunsets to crashing waves, migrating fish to panoramic views; what parks offer a unique experience in the natural world?

You are welcome to provide your input by July 31 in the following ways:

Phone: 416-392-7264
Mail: Park Treasures, Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation,
8 West, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Note: Please include specific location details such as park name, closest intersection and for large parks, specific locations within the park. Include your contact information as well.

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



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