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May 1, 2009
City of Toronto hosts walking info fair to launch new city-wide parks and trails map
Mayor David Miller and Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), will introduce the new Exploring Toronto’s Parks and Trails map at a special event called Day of the Don, encouraging residents to discover Toronto’s parks, ravines and gardens. The event will include the city's first ever information fair dedicated exclusively to walking and hiking in Toronto. More than 30 walking clubs will give out information and offer advice about walking opportunities in the city.

Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon (Official ceremony at 10 a.m.)
Location: Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum, 67 Pottery Rd.

During the event, walking enthusiasts can hike along the Don River Trail, either on their own or with a guide courtesy of the Bruce Trail Club. Copies of the Exploring Toronto’s Parks and Trails map will be available at the info fair.

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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