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October 4, 2004
In praise of Toronto's trees
Internationally renowned photographer Geoffrey James has collaborated with
writer Pleasance Crawford to produce Toronto Tree Portraits, a 2005 calendar
that celebrates the importance and uniqueness of Toronto's tree heritage with a
selection of photographs of some of our most remarkable trees.

Toronto has been known as a city of trees and the annotated tree portraits not
only provide a unique and innovative perspective of Toronto's past, but also
serve as a key to the future. Proceeds from the sale of the Toronto Tree
Portraits calendars will go directly to the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation,
a charitable non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 in response to a
growing concern about the state of parks and trees in Toronto.

Trees that are featured in the Toronto Tree Portraits calendar include the
white oak in High Park, the white elm at Exhibition Place, the weeping willow
at the Ashbridge Estate on Queen Street East, and the London plane in Queen's
Park. The calendar is reasonably priced at $15 and is available by calling the
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation at 416-397-5178.

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation works in partnership with Toronto Parks
and Recreation to enhance, create and restore Toronto's parks and trees for our
enjoyment and the enjoyment of future generations. The Foundation also supports
the objectives of Our Common Grounds, the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Mayor David Miller, Deputy Mayor and Tree Advocate Joe Pantalone, and the
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation are hosting a cocktail reception on October
4, 5 p.m. at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. The Toronto Tree Portraits 2005
calendar will be launched at this event. Tickets to this reception are $125 and
all proceeds will go to Foundation activities. For more information or to order
tickets, call 416-397-5178.

For more information on Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation visit,

Media contact: Economic Development Culture and Tourism Media Hotline,



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