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June 22, 2007
Toronto hosts 59th annual Thomas Foster Picnic
Toronto children, five to 12 years of age have an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of free refreshments, music, games and sports. Hosted by TD Waterhouse-Private Client Services-Private Trust and City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the 59th annual Thomas Foster Picnic maintains the dream of Thomas Foster, a former Toronto mayor and philanthropist.

Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: noon - 4 p.m.
Location: New Woodbine Park, south-east corner of Coxwell Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. E.

Activities include: carousel pony ride, carnival midway games, inflatable bouncers, Dixieland band, airbrush tattoos, hot dogs, cotton candy and soft drinks. Admission and activities are free.

Thomas Foster, “Honest Tom” ran a butcher shop near Queen and Parliament streets, invested his profits in realty throughout Toronto and decided to give back to the community by stipulating in his will that a picnic should be held every year for children to enjoy a day of fun and excitement outside. The annual picnic rotates across Toronto and is held in a different City park each year.

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

Jillian Boni
TD Waterhouse Private Client Services-Private Trust



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