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May 8, 2009
Mayor unveils new solar energy option for Torontonians - City opens the tap for solar hot water
Mayor David Miller will be introducing a City of Toronto program with the goal of installing more than 100 solar hot water systems on homes in Ward 30. The mayor will also welcome a new utility initiative that will be helping homeowners across Toronto take part in the shift to solar energy that is rapidly gaining momentum in Riverdale.

Who: Mayor David Miller, Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth),
Tom Heintzman - President, Bullfrog Power, and Patrick Hoey - Director Business Development, Enbridge Gas

Date: Tuesday, May 12

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Northeast corner of Withrow Park, immediately east of old stone field house.
Media can bring vehicles into the site through the gate next to the playground on McConnell Avenue at the north end of the park starting at 9:30 a.m. Map:

There will be a solar demonstration system on site and an opportunity after the remarks to travel a short distance to a solar-equipped home on Boultbee Avenue.

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:
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993,



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