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October 8, 2004
Media Advisory: Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory opens its doors to connect children and the environment
Mayor David Miller, Councillor Kyle Rae, the Honourable Frank Iacobucci,
Interim President of the University of Toronto and Ed Clark, President and CEO
of TD Bank Financial Group, will officially open the Allan Gardens Children's
Conservatory at the corner of Carlton and Jarvis streets on Wednesday, October

On this occasion, children will be planting seeds to celebrate the opening
ceremony. The Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory provides children with a
unique hands-on experience in a facility that links a part of Toronto's
historical and cultural past to the city's vibrant future.

Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 10 a.m. (remarks begin at 10:30 a.m.)
Place: Allan Gardens Conservatory, south side of Carlton Street
between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets

Note: Photo and interview opportunities can be arranged in advance or on event

The Conservatory was previously located on the University of Toronto campus and
served as a teaching facility for thousands of science students and will
continue its tradition of education at its new home in Allan Gardens. The
University donated this historic greenhouse to the City of Toronto and with
support from the TD Bank Financial Group, the facility was reconstructed and
restored to its original splendour. The Parks and Recreation Division will
undertake the ongoing maintenance, operations and programming of the facility.
A generous endowment for children's programming has been provided by the Donner
Foundation, through the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

Media contacts:
City of Toronto, Economic Development, Culture & Tourism Media Hotline,
Mary Alice Thring, University of Toronto, 416-946-8369
Melissa Chang / Amber Wallace, for TD Bank Financial Group, 416-968-7311, ext.
239 or 224



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