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April 23, 2009
Mayor David Miller assembles a team to ‘Makeover’ Toronto
In recognition of Earth Day, Mayor David Miller along with Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and various other councillors, and business leaders including representatives from the 2009 20-Minute Makeover sponsors, will join city residents to volunteer 20 minutes to pick up litter at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

The City, with financial and in-kind assistance from the seven returning 20-Minute Makeover sponsors - TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, The Home Depot, Toronto Star, Pizza Pizza, The Toronto Sun, Tim Hortons and McDonald’s - organizes this annual event, now in its sixth year. Thousands of Toronto residents, businesses, students and government employees will also be pitching in to tidy up and demonstrate their pride in Toronto.

Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 2 p.m. (for 20 minutes)
Location: Island Ferry Docks Parkette (mainland at the foot of Bay Street, Queen’s Quay)

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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Pat Barrett, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4716,



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