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May 27, 2010
City inaugurates Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park
City of Toronto representatives in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) will join members of the community to celebrate the first Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Date: Saturday, May 29

8 to 10 a.m. - Early guided bird walk
9 a.m. - Festival begins (educational displays and demonstrations)
10 a.m. to noon - Guided family bird walk
11 a.m. to noon - Guided family bird walk
10 a.m. to noon - Children’s activities

Location: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3131 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

The Spring Bird Festival serves to inform residents and park users about the importance of bird habitat with live bird demonstrations, guided bird walks, nature photography, children’s activities, bird box building, a live snake display, bird viewing stations and educational displays. Admission is free, parking is limited, accessible by public transit.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park is a well established bird stopover location for nearly 150 species of birds along the Etobicoke waterfront.

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (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 2.6 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 contacts:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,
Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation,
416-661-6600 ext 5632, 416-358-3446 (mobile),



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