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June 4, 2008
June is Recreation and Parks Month
Mayor David Miller has proclaimed June as Recreation and Parks month encouraging all Torontonians of all ages and abilities to take advantage of the vast array of events, programs and services scheduled throughout the city during the month of June.

“Our parks and recreation programs and services are key contributors to making Toronto a truly liveable city,” said Mayor David Miller. “There are opportunities for every Torontonian to participate in recreation because as a city we know the value of living a healthy lifestyle.”

In addition to being responsible for the stewardship of 7,390 hectares of green space and 1,473 named parks, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation provides a wide range of programs and services for people of all ages and abilities. The division strives to ensure all Torontonians enjoy active, healthy lifestyles and a high quality of life, supported by leisure and recreation programs, services and facilities, provided in partnership with the community.

“Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is committed to bringing the city’s diverse communities together on our common grounds,” said Brenda Librecz, General Manager of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. “Our programs and services provide the means for all Torontonians to become engaged in their city and their communities while promoting lifelong physical activity.”

For complete information about recreation and leisure programs offered through Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, check the Toronto FUN guide online at, or pick up a copy at civic centres and community centres.

Registration for recreation summer programs begins on June 11 for Toronto and East York, and the North York Districts and on June 14 for the Etobicoke York and Scarborough Districts.

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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