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May 9, 2008
Media Advisory - Residents invited to celebrate Toronto’s people, dogs and parks
Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join representatives from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Toronto Animal Services to host the first-ever celebration of Toronto’s people, dogs and parks - Great City Great Dogs: A Partnership in Responsible Dog Ownership.

Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (official remarks at 11 a.m.)
Location: Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave.

People of all ages, with and without dogs, are invited to attend the event to:
• learn more about the City’s new off-leash and commercial dog walker policies
• discover new dog-friendly training techniques and resources
• increase awareness of safety programs related to people and dogs
• licence their dog on-site
• enjoy dog demonstrations and join in games and activities for dog owners and their dogs
• visit vendors at the “Barketplace.”

Dogs must be on a leash.

Great City Great Dogs is in support of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s People, Dogs and Parks Strategy. It is designed to provide a consistent approach to the provision of off-leash areas within the City’s parks system while balancing the needs of multiple park users.

For more information about the People, Dogs and Parks Strategy, visit

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



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