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May 24, 2012
Third annual Spring Bird Festival takes flight at Colonel Samuel Smith Park
City of Toronto staff, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) and Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) will join members of the community to celebrate the third annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 8 a.m. to noon - hourly guided bird walks
9 a.m to 1 p.m - Spring Bird Festival
Location: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3131 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The Spring Bird Festival aims to create awareness about the importance of bird habitats. Highlights of the festival include a live reptile and amphibian display, guided bird walks, children’s activities, bird-viewing stations and educational displays. Admission is free. Parking is limited and the festival is accessible by public transit.

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

About the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (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 2.7 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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