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April 26, 2007
Media Advisory: Mayor Miller invites community to dig in at 4th annual Trees Across Toronto
  
Mayor David Miller, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Brenda Librecz, will join the community and dig in to plant trees at Colonel Sam Smith Park on Saturday, April 28 for this year’s Trees Across Toronto. Colonel Sam Smith Park is one of five planting sites for Trees Across Toronto, the fourth annual city-wide planting event for Toronto residents of all ages.

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Locations: Colonel Sam Smith Park (South of Lakeshore Blvd., at Kipling Ave.)
Earl Bales Park (Bathurst St. and Sheppard Ave. W.)
Eglinton Flats (Eglinton Ave. W., east of Jane St.)
McCowan Park (McCowan Rd., north of Eglinton Ave. E.)
Sun Valley - Lower Don Valley (O’Connor Dr. and Beechwood Dr.)

Planting equipment and materials are provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothing, sturdy close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring sunscreen and drinking water. Groups of 10 or more should call 416-392-LEAF (5323) to register in advance. Snacks will be served at all five locations courtesy of our corporate sponsors. There will also be a draw for a number of prizes. For more information, including maps to the planting sites, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/tapp or call 416-392-LEAF (5323).

Residents who cannot attend this year’s event are invited to make a charitable donation to the Toronto Tree Advocacy Planting Program. Visit http://www.toronto.ca/tapp or call 416-392-1111 to make your donation.

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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