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January 7, 2013
Recruitment underway for stewards of Toronto's Riverdale Farm
The City of Toronto is looking for skilled, experienced volunteers to join the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group that will help revitalize the farm and ensure that it is financially sustainable.

Riverdale Farm, which is representative of a 19th-century Ontario farm, is nestled in a park setting in downtown Toronto. It's an educational hub and a destination site for tourists and residents from across the city.

"Members of the new Stewardship Group will be making a profound contribution to the city and one of its most beloved attractions," said Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale). "Riverdale Farm offers extraordinary opportunities for unique and exciting programs and events. The Stewardship Group will help shape its future and the ways in which people of all ages experience Toronto's beloved farm."

The Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group will work closely with Councillor McConnell, City staff and partners to seek sustainable funding, foster partnerships, create new learning opportunities for visitors and pursue financial opportunities for the farm. The group will also work on enhancing service and public accessibility.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live in Toronto and possess skills relevant to the stated goals. As directed by City Council, these positions will be recruited on a city-wide basis, reflecting Toronto’s diversity. Applications are encouraged from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minority groups.

Completed application forms must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 25.

To apply or to review the terms of reference, visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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