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April 22, 2010
Mayor Miller invites Torontonians to share in the greening of Toronto at the 10th annual Trees Across Toronto
Mayor David Miller, members of Toronto City Council and Toronto Urban Forest Sponsors will join volunteers and members of the community to plant trees on Saturday, April 24 at Earl Bales Park. Earl Bales Park is one of four planting sites for Trees Across Toronto. Now in its 10th year, Trees Across Toronto is the city-wide planting event for Torontonians of all ages.

Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St. (Bathurst Street. and Sheppard Avenue West) behind the community centre. There will be directional signs at the community centre.
Official remarks: 10 a.m.

Plantings are also taking place at:
McCowan District Park, 431 McCowan Rd.
(Brimley Road, south of Eglinton Avenue East)

Broad Acres Park, 450 West Mall
(northwest of Hwy. 427 and Burnhamthorpe Road)

Milliken Park, 5555 Steeles Ave. E.
(south east side of Steeles Avenue and McCowan Road)

Planting equipment and materials will be provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather in comfortable clothing. Long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes are recommended.
In endeavouring to make this a litterless event, the City is requesting that participants bring a reusable travel mug or water bottle. Groups of 10 or more should contact Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation at 416-392-LEAF (5323) to register the number of volunteers in your group and the planting location requested. Individuals and families may arrive on planting day and join in. For more information, including maps to the planting sites, visit or call 416-392-LEAF (5323).

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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