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November 2, 2010
St. Lawrence Market invites Toronto residents to exchange incandescent holiday lights for LED lights
  
The City of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market is inviting Toronto residents to the St. Lawrence Market on Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), when residents can exchange two sets of incandescent seasonal lights and receive a free set of more efficient LED lights - while enjoying a complimentary hot chocolate or coffee at the historic market.

The light exchange program is an initiative of Toronto Hydro and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas. The St. Lawrence Market is proud to participate in the annual event.

“We hope 2010 will be a record-breaking year for this great event,” says Jorge Carvalho, supervisor of St. Lawrence Market complex. “We encourage all residents to participate and help support a greener community.”

Last year, this event collected 22,434 strings of incandescent bulbs and gave away 11,217 energy-efficient LEDs, resulting in total savings of about two megawatts of electricity. ("LED" refers to light-emitting diode as a light source.)

St. Lawrence Market is a renowned international food market where more than 120 merchants and vendors serve the freshest produce, meats and baked goods. The market is spread throughout the South Market and North Market buildings in Old Town Toronto, at Front Street East and Jarvis Street.

More information about St. Lawrence Market is available at http://www.stlawrencemarket.com.

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:
Rebecca Grima, Marketing and Communications Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-392-7986, rgrima@toronto.ca



 

 

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