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May 18, 2010
Local students to present picnic table murals to beautify City parks
Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee and City of Toronto representatives will be on hand to accept picnic tables painted by Central Technical School art students.

Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St.
Grassy area between north and south buildings (between Lennox Street and Bathurst Street)

The first 10 picnic tables have been painted as murals representing environmental themes while another 17 tables have been prepared for the application of graffiti-stenciled nature themed murals to be completed on the day. Members of the media are invited to see the completed tables as well as participate in applying graffiti stencils to the remaining tables. All tables have been painted with ArbourcoatTM Waterborne Exterior Stain donated by Benjamin Moore.

The tables will be relocated in parks throughout the city for visitors to appreciate and enjoy. For more information on this project, visit:

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



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