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May 7, 2003
Tulips are popping up in Mimico Village
Spring has sprung in the Mimico Village Business Improvement Association
(B.I.A.) area.

This May, scores of tulips will be planted in an extraordinary outdoor art
event produced by the Mimico Village B.I.A. Five-foot tulips will provide the
canvas for local schools and youth outreach groups to create masterpieces on
one of four themes - the neighbourhood, local history, spring, and community

In an effort to promote community involvement and beautify the neighbourhood,
the Mimico Village B.I.A. has purchased tulips from Merlinworks, the
manufacturer of the moose seen around Toronto in the summer of 2000, in
partnership with the City of Toronto's Economic Development Office.

The following groups have embraced this project: Second Street Junior Middle
School, Seventh Street Junior School, Twentieth Street Junior School, George R.
Gault Junior School, John English Junior Middle School, St. Leo's Catholic
School, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute and Inner City Visions, a youth program
held at the Lakeshore Area Multi-services Project (LAMP) community health
centre. Staff and students of St. Leo's Catholic School were so enthusiastic
about this project they plan to decorate two tulips.

Ten tulips will be unveiled at a blossoming ceremony, May 8 at 6 p.m. in the
Mimico Village. They will be planted along the west side of Royal York Road,
south of Evans Avenue. Guest speakers and fanfare will mark this occasion.

One of the participating groups will receive a tulip by a random draw at the
May 8 event. Those interested in attending the blossoming ceremony should
contact Susan Nagy, Tulip Festival Coordinator, 416-253-4483, e-mail: or fax: 416-253-5497.

Media Contact
Tulip Festival Coordinato



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