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May 28, 2013
Ontario premier to attend food event at Toronto child-care centre
Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food Kathleen Wynne will attend a celebration of the City of Toronto's new "kid-approved" local food recipes at the Danforth Child Care Centre on Wednesday, May 29. The recipes were created by the City of Toronto's Environment and Energy Office in collaboration with Toronto Children's Services for use in City-operated and community child-care centres.

Date: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Danforth Child Care Centre, 1125 Danforth Ave.
Speakers: Premier Kathleen Wynne, Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, Ward Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto Danforth), and Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Greenbelt Fund

Attendees will be invited to sample the local food recipes and to view cooking demonstrations and local food displays. Children will plant vegetable seeds in front of the centre.

Toronto City Council adopted a Local Food Procurement Policy in 2011 to increase the amount of local food served at City facilities such as child-care centres, shelters and long-term care homes. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food provided a generous grant through the Greenbelt Fund to support the development of the recipes.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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