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May 26, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto Mayor David Miller to launch social housing energy efficiency conference
Mayor David Miller will officially open the City's first-ever energy efficiency conference targeted at social housing providers. More than 400 employees, board members and tenants are expected at the one-day show, which will feature 40 exhibitors, 24 workshops and a recognition ceremony to honour social housing providers who have shown innovation in energy conservation.

Date: Tuesday, May 27
Time: Opening is at 9 a.m.
Workshops and exhibits - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recognition Ceremony - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Spotlight on Energy Efficiencies Conference and Trade Show
St. Lawrence Market (North Building), Jarvis and Front Sts.

Spotlight on Energy Efficiencies Conference and Trade Show (SEE) coincides with Energy Conservation Week in Ontario and is jointly produced by the City of Toronto and Green Light on a Better Environment (GLOBE). The show will highlight cost saving measures such as renewable energy, sustainable conservation and recycling programs, and new energy and environmentally friendly products, all targeted at the social housing sector.

GLOBE is a subsidiary of the Social Housing Services Corporation, a non-profit corporation led by social housing representatives who supply Ontario's housing providers with services that empower housing providers to develop safe and affordable homes and vibrant communities. GLOBE assists social housing providers in conservation efforts by encouraging energy efficient property management.

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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Patricia Anderson, Manager, Partnership Development, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division, 416-397-4328,

For the Social Housing Services Corporation: Alanna Banks/Jeri Brown
phone: 416-504-8464 cell onsite: 416-453-0764



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