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May 27, 2010
Summits Management Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the City of Toronto host volunteer planting at Colonel Sam Smith Park
Toronto Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) will be joined by the Friends of Colonel Sam Smith Park, with students from Lanor Junior Middle School and volunteers from Southern Graphic Systems Canada, to plant 200 native trees and shrubs in the park.

This planting event is hosted by the City of Toronto and the Summits Management Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. More than 40 volunteers are expected.

Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Official remarks: 10 a.m.
Location: Colonel Sam Smith Park -- parking at the Jean Tweed Centre, 3111 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
(just east of Kipling)

Colonel Sam Smith Park, a City of Toronto west-end waterfront park operated by the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, is recognized as an important bird habitat and stopover for migratory birds. This planting will provide additional habitat, which is crucial to the support of various bird populations.

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