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September 8, 2008
Media Advisory: City of Toronto celebrates 50th anniversary of Humber Valley Golf Course
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee (Ward 30 Toronto - Danforth), Councillor Rob Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke North) and representatives of the City of Toronto will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humber Valley Golf Course with a round of golf to showcase that Humber Valley is anything but par for the course.

Date: September 10 (rain date: September 17)
Time: 10:30 a.m. (official ceremony)
Location: Humber Valley Golf Course, 40 Beattie Ave.

In 1954, tragedy struck the Humber River area as Hurricane Hazel claimed lives and destroyed homes along the river. The land alongside the Humber River was later given to the City by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), with the caveat that it only be used for parks systems and golf courses.

In March 1958, the new Humber Valley Golf Course opened, and has been thrilling and frustrating Toronto golfers ever since with its combination of links and valley land holes. Humber Valley Golf Course is one of five golf courses owned and operated by the City of Toronto.

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 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.

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



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