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August 20, 2008
Come! Sit! Stay! Dog Days of Summer returns to Todmorden Mills, Sunday August 24
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre will once again be going to the dogs Sunday, August 24 from noon to 4 p.m. when owners and their pets are invited to spend the afternoon participating in events and activities completely devoted to all things canine. Admission is free, but some activity fees may apply.

This lovely green space in the Don Valley will play host to family fun where everyone may participate in contests and games, learn about canine health and wellness, shop for treats and trinkets, and more! Don’t have a license for your best friend? Visit the City’s Animal Services booth and get it in person.
Your dog or cat ruining your garden? Talk to Sheridan Nurseries about pet-proof and animal-friendly landscaping.

Participants can take the Canadian Kennel Club’s Canine Good Neighbour Test, a 12-step, non-competitive obedience test. It is designed to help your beloved canine become a welcome member of the community. The fee is $25. Pre-registration is required: contact Kelly at 416-396-2819 or visit for more information.

Bring your questions to the Dog Days panel of experts, where you can learn about training and behaviour, pet therapy, as well as health and wellness. The speakers’ list includes Shirley Kong, who practices massage therapy for animals.

Discover your dog's agility skills with staff from Dog Sense, a full service dog day care and grooming company, and have a blast trying out their training equipment. For information

Many of our participants have generously provided services or items as prizes, such as handmade dog jewellery from Jeta Jeta, and a hand tooled and dyed leather collar from Spikes Collars. Dr. Larry McCarthy, Animal Chiropractor, has donated chiropractic care for your dog (or cat) valued at $260. In addition, Nightwood Theatre, in association with The Canadian Stage Company, will give away two tickets to their new production, Wild Dogs. Visit for more information.

Bring your dog on a 6- foot leash (no retractable-leads please). Owners are asked to stoop and scoop.

The City of Toronto operates 10 historic museums offering public, education and special event programming. Nestled in the Don Valley at 67 Pottery Rd., Todmorden Mills features historic homes, the Brewery Gallery, the Papermill Theatre & Galleries, a 9.2 hectare wild flower preserve, and free parking.

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:
Kelly Nesbitt, Program Officer, Todmorden Mills, 416-396-2819,



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