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November 3, 2008
Announcing CitiesAlive! 2009 International Green Roof Infrastructure Congress in Toronto
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) President & Founder Steven Peck will announce the North American debut of CitiesAlive!, the 2009 International Green Roof Infrastructure Congress in Toronto in October 2009. They will be joined by Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer Peter Love.

Date: Tuesday November 4
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) was founded in 1999 as a small network of public and private organizations. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is now a rapidly growing not-for-profit industry association for green roof experts in North America. Our mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professionalism and celebrations of excellence.

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 contacts:
Rebecca Black, Director, CitiesAlive! 2009, (416) 971-4494 x224,
Nancy Ruscica, Manager Partnerships and Innovations, Toronto Environment Office, 416-392-2984,



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