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April 24, 2008
Media Advisory - City to announce 2008 Green Toronto Award winners
  
Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will host the 2008 Green Toronto Awards ceremony on April 25. The City’s Green Toronto Awards recognize the individuals, organizations and companies helping lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto.

A winner in each of the 11 award categories will be announced at the ceremony. The winners (with the exception of the City’s own internal award winner) will each receive $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice, contributed by the award sponsors. More than 100 nominations were received for this year’s awards, and 33 finalists were selected by a panel of judges.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, in conjunction with the Green Living Show. Toronto musicians Justin Rutledge and Julie Crochetiere will perform at the event.

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Main Stage Hall B, Exhibition Place

Finalists by award category

Community Projects (sponsored by Loblaw Companies Ltd):
Elizabeth Harris; Claire Rodger; Transforming Toronto

Energy Conservation (sponsored by EnWise):
James Ramesbottom; South Kingsway Village; Upper Broadview Suites

Environmental Awareness (sponsored by Toronto Hydro Corporation):
greenTbiz; Cathy Nesbitt; Planet in Focus (PIF)

Green Design (sponsored by Enbridge Gas Distribution):
Kantelberg Design; The Living Wall; Stantec Wellington

Green Roof (sponsored by Stantec):
Fairmont Royal York; Gardens in the Sky - Ellis Park; Urbanspace Property Group

Health (sponsored by Nutrisoya):
Edible Toronto Magazine; Jamie Kennedy; Toronto Bruce Trail Club

Leadership (sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation):
Greg Allen; Allan Sparrow; University Health Network

Market Transformation (sponsored by the Green Living Show):
Calstone Inc.; C.J. Graphics; Local Food Plus

Water Efficiency (sponsored by Toronto Water):
Brookfield Properties; Deborah Dale; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Youth (sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation):
Greenest City; Gerald Mak; Solar and Wind Initiatives Towards Change (SWITCH) at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute

Bob Hunter Environmental Achievement:
Children’s Garden and Exploring Toronto Programs; Better Buildings Partnership; Toronto Community Housing

Green Toronto Awards website: www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards

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 contacts:
Nancy Ruscica, Acting Manager Partnerships and Innovation, 416-392-2984, 416-707-5856 (cell), nruscic@toronto.ca
Valerie Cassells, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-8306, vcassel@toronto.ca



 

 

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