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April 23, 2009
Mayor Miller invites Torontonians to help grow our urban forest at the sixth annual Trees Across Toronto
Mayor David Miller, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and other City of Toronto representatives will join volunteers and members of the community to plant trees on Saturday, April 25 at McCowan District Park. McCowan District Park is one of five planting sites for Trees Across Toronto, the city-wide planting event for Torontonians of all ages that is now in its sixth year.

Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 10 a.m. to noon (Official remarks: 10 a.m.)

Location: McCowan District Park (Brimley Road south of Eglinton Avenue East)

Plantings are also taking place at these four sites:
Earl Bales Park (Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue West)
Centennial Park West (near Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road)
Humber Bay Park West (near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Parklawn Road)
Sun Valley - Lower Don Valley (near O’Connor Drive and Beechwood Drive)

Planting equipment and materials will be provided. Volunteers should dress for the weather in comfortable clothing - long pants and sturdy-toed shoes are recommended. In endeavouring to make this a litterless event, the City is requesting that participants bring a reusable travel mug or water bottle. Groups of 10 or more may contact Parks, Forestry and Recreation at 392-LEAF (5323) to inform organizers of the number of volunteers in the group and the planting location requested. Individuals and families may arrive on planting day and join in. For more information, including maps to the planting sites, visit or call 416-392-LEAF ( 5323).

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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