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April 24, 2008
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller invites community to dig in for fifth annual Trees Across Toronto
Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will join the community and dig in to plant trees on Saturday, April 26 at Earl Bales Park for this year’s Trees Across Toronto. Earl Bales Park is one of five planting sites for Trees Across Toronto, the fifth annual city-wide planting event for Toronto residents of all ages.

Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 10 a.m.
Locations: Earl Bales Park (Bathurst St. and Sheppard Ave. W.)
Colonel Sam Smith Park (south of Lake Shore Blvd. W. at Kipling Ave.)
Eglinton Flats (southeast corner of Jane St. and Eglinton Ave. W.)
McCowan District Park (Brimley Rd. south of Eglinton Ave E.)
Sun Valley - Lower Don Valley (near O’Connor Dr. and Beechwood Dr.)

Planting equipment and materials are provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothing, sturdy close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring sunscreen and drinking water. Groups of 10 or more should call 416-392-LEAF (5323) to register in advance. Snacks will be served at all five planting locations courtesy of this year’s corporate sponsors. There will also be a draw for a number of prizes. For more information, including maps to the planting sites, visit or call 416-392-LEAF (5323).

Residents who are unable to attend this year’s event are invited to make a charitable donation to Trees Across Toronto by visiting or by calling 416-392-1111.

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:
Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726,



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