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October 10, 2013
Media Advisory - First ever Canadian Tire Run for Playgrounds fundraiser to be held Saturday in High Park
City of Toronto Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) will join representatives from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities to launch the first ever Canadian Tire Run For Playgrounds. Proceeds from the event will support Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and Jumpstart. Event sponsors include Canadian Tire, City of Toronto, ING Direct and Live Green Toronto.

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: Opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m.; award presentations at 11 a.m.
Location: High Park, 1874 Bloor St. W.

Media should enter the park via the Spring Road VIP parking lot entrance, and will be directed up the closed road near Jamie Bell Adventure Playground.

The start/finish line is next to the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, near the east entrance at High Park Boulevard and Parkside Drive. Shuttles will be available from the Bloor Street park entrance to the start/finish line. Roads entering and exiting the park will be closed and there is limited parking near the park. Members of the public are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit.

Participants are required to register online at and can save $10 by using the promotional code coto10. Friends and families are encouraged to sponsor runners in an 8-km, 5-km or 1-km fun run for children. There will be a Kids Zone featuring interactive activities for the whole family. Guided nature hikes of the park will also be available.

More information is available at and

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Media Contact
Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line

Rob Richardson
Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation



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