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August 11, 2009
Youth-developed sports pad offers safe space for play in Dorset Park community
Toronto Mayor David Miller, United Way Toronto President Frances Lankin and Youth Challenge Fund Executive Director Pamela Grant will officially open the McGregor Park Diverse Sports Pad at 2 p.m. on August 13. Local youth involved in the project will host the event.

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: McGregor Park, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
The park is located between Birchmount and Kennedy. The sports pad is south of library parking lot.

The new sports pad provides a safe outdoor recreational space for young people living in the Dorset Park neighbourhood, which is one of the City's Priority Neighbourhoods for Investment. This project was made possible by a partnership between the Youth Challenge Fund, United Way Toronto, the Dorset Park Youth Advisory Council and the City of Toronto’s Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund.

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 contacts:
Caitlin Stidwill, United Way Toronto, 416-777-1444 ext. 396, 416-525-5632 (cell),
Cher Jones, City of Toronto Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-894-5891 (cell),



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