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September 11, 2008
Media Advisory: take BAC 13 - youth workshop to plant daffodils in City’s 13 priority neighbourhoods
Youth leaders from some of the City’s 13 priority neighbourhoods will participate in a hands-on workshop to learn how to organize a community planting event to plant daffodils in their neighbourhoods. The workshop for take BAC 13 members, will be led by representatives from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and Evergreen.

Date: Saturday, September 13 (rain or shine)
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: High Park - Grenadier Restaurant

Following the workshop, the youth leaders will engage their communities in a group daffodil planting event on Saturday, September 20, with more than 10,000 bulbs to be planted city-wide, donated by the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation as part of their BULBS (Better Urban Landscapes with Bulbs) program.

take BAC 13 was a six-week long summer program that engaged youth in the 13 priority neighbourhoods to complete a beautification project in their community. Fifteen projects were completed, with three communities winning $500 each to continue their project. The three communities are: Jamestown, Weston Mount Dennis (Trimbee) and Victoria Village/Flemingdon Park (Parma Court).

The project was launched in 2007 as a part of Mayor David Miller’s Making a Safe City Safer initiative and supports Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City Program, which is designed to revitalize city streetscapes and improve key parts of Toronto’s public spaces. Other partners included: Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, and Evergreen.

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, Project Officer, Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat, 416-392-8234,



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