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May 15, 2002
Glen Rouge Campground opens Thursday, May 16
Parks and Recreation - Glen Rouge Campground, located in Rouge Park on the
north side of Kingston Road between Sheppard Avenue East and Altona Road, opens
for the season on Thursday May 16, 2002. It is the only campground in the City
of Toronto and is one of a limited number of campgrounds that will be open in
Ontario this holiday weekend.

"We offer visitors a unique urban wilderness experience," said Paul Ronan,
Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Toronto's East District.
"Nature enthusiasts can hike or paddle into the heart of Rouge Park, an
ecological treasure and one of the largest urban parks in the country. At the
same time, those looking for adventure in the city will find the campground is
convenient and easily accessible to public transit - we are just minutes away
from tourist attractions such as the Toronto Zoo, Lake Ontario beaches and all
the excitement of downtown Toronto."

The 8.7 hectare campground is equipped with 125 sites, including 87 that are
fully-serviced for recreational vehicles and 11 that are designed specifically
for backpackers. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
throughout the camping season and is equipped with public phones, firewood
sales and newly renovated washrooms with showers.

This season, come and enjoy this great facility as you enter the "Eastern
Gateway" to our great City of Toronto.

More information about Glen Rouge Campground is available on-line at
Campsites may be reserved by calling 416-338-CAMP (2267).

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