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August 12, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto Youth celebrate the success of “take BAC 13”
On August 14, Toronto youth will be celebrating the success of take BAC 13, a six-week program that brought together over 100 youth from priority neighbourhoods to work on a number of beautification projects in their neighbourhoods.

Frank Ferragine, Weather and Gardening Specialist, Citytv, will kick-off the event at Allan Gardens Conservatory. The event will provide participants and leaders with an opportunity to showcase their clean and beautiful community projects through displays and dialogue. The youth will judge and vote for their favourite projects, based on the categories of creativity, visible impact on the community and ease of maintenance. Five hundred dollars will be awarded to the teams with the most points to continue their projects.

Date: Thursday, August 14
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Allan Gardens’ Children’s Garden - 19 Horticultural Ave.
(south side of Carlton St. between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)

Toronto Community Housing, Evergreen, Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Parks & Trees Foundation and Toronto Social Development, Finance & Administration supported this initiative. Many local businesses have also stepped up to the plate to assist the teams, including Henry’s Camera, which donated a brand new digital camera to each team to help them document their progress.

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:
Cristin Lazier, Clean & Beautiful City Secretariat, 416-392-8234 (w), 416-418-8673 (c),



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