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October 15, 2009
City re-opens playground in Glen Cedar Park
Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul’s), Honourable Carolyn Bennett, MP, St. Paul’s, and Steven Gryfe of HCQ Technologies joined members of the Glen Cedar Playground Fundraising Committee, community members and City of Toronto representatives yesterday afternoon to re-open the Glen Cedar Park Playground. The new playground is located in Glen Cedar Park, 50 Glen Cedar Rd.

“The new Glen Cedar Park playground is a welcome addition to the Cedarvale community. The partnering of the City with the Fundraising Committee has enabled us to make the new playground a reality,” said Councillor Mihevc. “The new playground has been designed to enhance the development of physical fitness of the children of this community. While the children are being active, most importantly, they’re having fun.”

The old playground equipment has been replaced by new play structures that will appeal to children of all ages. They feature six swings, six slides, a climbing dinosaur, a covered play area, bridges, monkey bars, a spinning wheel, a chin-up bar and a log roll running area. The playground also includes a rubber surface that helps to improve safety for users.

“The Glen Cedar Fundraising Committee developed the Brick by Brick campaign to raise funds to support the effort to rebuild the playground and allow the community to participate in a lasting way. The dedication and energy of the fundraising committee, the generosity of the Cedarvale community and the co-operative nature of our City councillor and his staff allowed this amazing project to come to fruition,” said Lee Grunberg, Co-Chair of the Glen Cedar Fundraising Committee.

More than 200 families and corporate sponsors purchased engraved bricks commemorating their participation, as well as tree dedication plaques, which raised almost $100,000 for the project.

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.

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