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June 13, 2000
Walk through the Toronto Music Garden's earthly delights this summer
Parks & Recreation Division - Avid gardeners and those who aspire to
have "greener thumbs" won't want to miss this summer's series of weekly guided
tours through the Toronto Music Garden.

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. until September 27, knowledgeable guides
from the Civic Garden Centre, one of Canada's premier gardening education
facilities, will lead visitors on a 45-minute tour of the garden. A special
highlight of tomorrow's inaugural tour at 6 p.m. will be the gentle strains of
cello music played by a member of the Glenn Gould Professional School of the
Royal Conservatory of Music.

"By taking a tour, you can learn about the intention of the landscape
designer," says Lisa Wood, Chair of the Civic Garden Centre Volunteer Tour
Guide Group. "Music played an integral part in the design of this garden, and
plant material was used to interpret the six movements of Johann Sebastian
Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello that inspired the garden's creation."

Careful consideration was given to the selection of each plant in the garden.
"Every plant that grows in the Music Garden can grow in Toronto if the soil
conditions are right," Wood added.

The summer 2000 program in the Toronto Music Garden, which includes free
concerts, dance performances and storytelling, in addition to the garden tours,
is made possible through funding from Ontario 2000 and the Ontario Ministry of
Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.

Information about the Toronto Music Garden and the Ontario 2000 Toronto Music
Garden Summer Program is available at Access Toronto offices at City Hall,
Metro Hall and civic centres, as well as from Toronto public libraries,
community centres and Ontario Travel information offices. Members of the public
are also invited to call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338, or visit the City of
Toronto web site at

The Toronto Music Garden, located at 475 Queen's Quay West, between Bathurst
Street and Spadina Avenue, was officially opened in June 1999 and has won wide
acclaim for its unique design and concept.

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