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May 22, 2009
City planting season starts - one million annuals set to go
Members of the media are invited to join Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, for a photo op to launch the 2009 horticulture season with a peek at the plants and flowers grown in the High Park greenhouse.

Date: Monday, May 25
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: High Park greenhouse
(Directions: Take High Park Blvd., west through the gates into High Park from Parkside Drive, turn right at the stop sign onto Centre Road, and take the first left onto Greenhouse Road.)

Over the next several days, Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff will plant more than a million annuals throughout the city in a major seasonal gardening effort to beautify and enhance Toronto’s parks, gardens and public spaces. The City of Toronto’s top gardening experts will be available at the greenhouse to share information about the City’s horticultural programs and to provide gardening advice and tips.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. 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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