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May 26, 2011
Toronto's annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park
City of Toronto staff in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) will join members of the community to celebrate the second annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Date: Saturday, May 28
8 to 11 a.m. - Hourly guided bird walks
9 a.m. - Festival begins (educational displays, demonstrations, crafts and games)
1 p.m. - Festival ends
Location: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3131 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The Spring Bird Festival serves to inform residents and park users about the importance of bird habitats, with live bird demonstrations, guided bird walks, children’s crafts and gamesbird box building, a display of live snakes, bird-viewing stations and educational displays. Admission is free. Parking is limited and the park is accessible by public transit.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park along the Etobicoke waterfront is a well-established bird stopover location for about 270 species of birds.

About Toronto and Region Conservation
With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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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