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June 10, 2010
Toronto to celebrate its trees at island festival Saturday
The City of Toronto and the Canadian Tree Fund are holding the first annual Toronto Tree Festival on the Toronto Islands. The festival will include a tour of the trees on Centre Island, Tim Womick’s Trail of Trees children’s program, tree planting, climbing demonstrations, and "tree and eco art" displays.

Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone (Councillor for Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) will participate in the tree planting and deliver remarks following the afternoon's Trail of Trees program.

Date: Saturday, June 12

Island tree tour: 10:15 a.m.
Festival gates officially open: 12:30 p.m.
Trail of Trees program (in Franklin's Children's Garden): 1 p.m.
Tree planting: 1:45 p.m.
Remarks by Deputy Mayor Pantalone: 2 p.m.

Location: Centre Island (generally in the area south of the ferry dock)

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