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June 10, 2011
Tree-mendous fun to be had at the Toronto Tree Festival
The Toronto Tree Festival presented by the City of Toronto and the Canadian Tree Fund offers a full day of family fun with guided cycling and walking tours, tremendous children's activities, interactive tree planting and climbing demos, tree and eco art displays.

There will be a special presentation as well as a ceremonial planting of a Sakura tree. The Sakura Project donated 30 Japanese flowering cherry trees to the City of Toronto earlier this spring. These trees were planted on Centre Island. Nobuaki Yamamoto, Acting Japanese Consul-General; Steve Fry, President of the Friends of Toronto Island and representatives from the City of Toronto will participate in the ceremony.

Date: Saturday, June 11
10:15 a.m. Guided cycling and walking tours begin at the ferry dock on Centre Island (ferry departs Bay Street ferry terminal at 10 a.m.)
12:30 p.m. Festival Gates open, Franklins Children's Garden, Centre Island
3:30 p.m. Presentation of Sakura trees and ceremonial planting, west of the octagonal fountain, Centre Island
Location: Centre Island

Admission to the festival is free. Ferry fees apply.

For more information about this event call 311.

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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