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July 6, 2012
Jamie Bell Adventure Playground community rebuild day
High Park's rebuilt Jamie Bell Adventure Playground will be unveiled and redecorated on Saturday. Hundreds of community volunteers will participate, with the playground's many patrons and rebuild sponsors providing support. A fire at the playground on March 17 destroyed a large portion of the popular structure.

Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: Official remarks at 5 p.m.; on-site activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Jamie Bell Playground, High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W.

This ambitious rebuild project is being led by Mike Holmes and landscape architect Janet Rosenberg, who together will reveal the new, revitalized playground at noon by removing a cover from the structure. Community volunteers will be invited to redecorate the structure.

The entire rebuild project is being filmed for a fall episode of Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV Canada.

There will be many family activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., made possible by donations from rebuild sponsors Canadian Tire and Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. A number of local companies and community services will also be providing activities. A full rebuild day event schedule is available at

At 5 p.m., Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) will be joined by Mike Holmes and rebuild sponsor representatives for official remarks about the project.

Originally opened in 1998, the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is a family meeting place that was inspired and built by the imagination and creativity of the local community and its children.

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Shane Gerard
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