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June 10, 2008
Media Advisory: Councillor Karen Stintz, artist Robert Bateman to unveil mural in park
City Councillor Karen Stintz (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence) and internationally renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman will join together to unveil a wall mural in Duplex Parkette, located in the Yonge St. and Lawrence Ave. area. The mural features the work of Ilana Tavshunsky, a young Toronto girl whose winning artwork was selected as part of Bateman’s Get to Know contest.

Date: Thursday, June 12
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Duplex Parkette, 2906 Yonge St. (southwest corner of Yonge St. and Chatsworth Dr., just south of Lawrence Ave.)

Bateman launched the Get to Know Writing and Art Contest in British Columbia in 2000. Based on his philosophy that caring for the planet begins with getting to know our neighbours of other species, the contest is focused on inspiring youth to go outdoors and get to know their wildlife neighbours. Youth are then encouraged to share their experience with others by creating an original work of art or writing and submitting it to the contest. Winners of the contest get their creation featured in a popular and nationally distributed calendar.

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 and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391,



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