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July 3, 2008
Media Advisory - City hosts Family Fishing Weekend
The City of Toronto will host Family Fishing Weekend at High Park and Centre Island to celebrate natural fishing in natural places. Participants are required to bring their own rod and reel.

Date: Saturday, July 5
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Grenadier Pond Pier, High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W.

Public information: 416-206-0304

Date: Sunday, July 6
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Centre Island, across Manitou Bridge near the boathouse

Public information: 416-392-8192

Family Fishing Weekend is a partnership between Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Animal Services (High Park only), Ontario Chinese Anglers Association, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

On the Family Fishing Weekend, residents are not required to have an Ontario resident Angling licence to fish, courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

In Ontario, residents are required by law to possess a fishing licence for regular fishing practices. Licences will be available for purchase at the Toronto Island Boathouse the day of the event.

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



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