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April 30, 2007
Mayor David Miller proclaims the 4th annual Trees Across Toronto Day
  
Mayor David Miller today proclaimed Saturday, April 28, Trees Across Toronto Day, stating, “to continue to build a liveable city, we must take responsibility for its natural features. Trees Across Toronto makes us stewards of our urban forest and helps create a more beautiful Toronto.”

Mayor Miller joined Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Brenda Librecz and hundreds of volunteers at Colonel Sam Smith Park for this annual event. Planting events took place at five parks across the city, including Earl Bales Park, Eglinton Flats, McCowan Park and Sun Valley (in the lower Don Valley).

“Trees Across Toronto is the jewel of the Tree Advocacy Planting Program and has become an amazing opportunity for people of all ages to help contribute to the replenishment of the urban forest,” said Deputy Mayor Pantalone. “We should be quite proud to note that to-date over 2,000 people have volunteered for this event, and together we have planted more than 10,000 trees and shrubs.”

Trees Across Toronto and the Tree Advocacy Planting Program is supported by; Canadian National Exhibition, CFRB Newstalk 1010, Creative Outdoor Advertising, Direct Energy, Enbridge Gas Distribution, HSBC Bank Canada, Lomco, Starbucks Coffee, Toronto Parking Authority, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Star. Starbucks Coffee provided breakfast for this year’s event and Enbridge Gas Distribution provided lunch for all of the volunteers.

“Trees Across Toronto is a great example of how Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff have been able to work with community organizations and the business community to ensure that our environmental heritage is protected, restored and maintained so that our parks can be enjoyed for generations to come,” noted Brenda Librecz.

Residents who cannot attend this year’s event are invited to make a charitable donation to TAPP at www.toronto.ca/tapp or by calling 416-392-1111. Donations to the program are accepted all 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 contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726


 

 

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