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June 25, 2003
Media Advisory: Open house and forum to review Phase I of Harbourfront Parks and Open Space System
An open house and forum on Phase I of the Harbourfront Parks and Open Space
System will be held on Thursday, June 26. Distinguished guest speakers will
discuss various aspects of Phase I, including the competition and design review
processes and the recommended design for Phase I.

Date: Thursday, June 26

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. (presentations start at 7 p.m.)

Location: The Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W. at York Street

Speakers at this event include:
* Councillor Joe Pantalone (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), chair, Harbourfront
Parks Steering Committee.
* Donna Hinde, of the Planning Partnership and Professional Advisor to the
Harbourfront Parks and Open Space System will provide an overview of the
competition process.
* Thomas Balsely, FASLA, Landscape Architect, Thomas Balsley Associates, New
York, chair of the Harbourfront Parks and Open Space System jury, will review
the three finalist designs.
* Janet Rosenberg and other members of the Janet Rosenberg & Associates /
Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc. will present HT0 - their design for
Phase I.

The Phase I development of the Harbourfront Parks and Open Space System will
focus on two parcels of land to the south of Queens Quay West, together known
as Maple Leaf Quay. The Maple Leaf Quay East and Maple Leaf Quay West parcels,
totaling approximately 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) will connect Harbourfront
Centre with the Spadina Quay Wetland and Toronto's Music Garden.

Media contact:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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