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September 25, 2009
Queen’s Park becomes a living tree exhibit
  
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Toronto Parks and Environment Committee (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), along with William Thorsell, Director and CEO of The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and ROM staff will be on hand to unveil interpretive panels and tree identification signs as part of Trees for Toronto.

Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 10:30 a.m. ceremony
Location: Queen’s Park, (in the park north of Wellesley Street West, in the southeast portion of the park)

Trees for Toronto is a collaborative project between the City of Toronto and the ROM to renew the urban forest in Queen’s Park. The Royal Ontario Museum has contributed $100,000 to help plant trees and create interpretive panels and signs identifying the more than 45 varieties of trees in the park.

Opened in 1914, Canada’s largest museum combining both natural history and world cultures holds six million objects in its collections and presents public galleries showcasing art, archaeology and natural
science. Renaissance ROM is an ambitious expansion and heritage renovation project that reasserts the Royal Ontario Museum as one of North America's great museums and a leading cultural attraction for the
city, province and country. Renaissance ROM continues until 2010 with several new and renovated galleries to be created at the Museum. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

For 24-hour information in English and French, please call 416-586-8000 or visit the ROM’s website at http://www.rom.on.ca

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:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Line, 416-560-8726, pfrmediahotline@toronto.ca
David McKay, The Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-5559, davidm@rom.on.ca



 

 

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