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November 4, 2004
Media Advisory: Mayor David Miller invites Torontonians to celebrate their parks and communities
Toronto Mayor David Miller and Councillor Brian Ashton, Chair of the Economic
Development and Parks Committee, are gathering with residents, community
volunteers and city staff at parks and community centres across the city to
celebrate Toronto's people and parks.

The event, Celebrate Our Common Grounds, has been organized by teams of
volunteers and Parks and Recreation staff. It takes place throughout the day in
four City parks and community centres on Sunday, November 7. It is an
opportunity for residents to meet the Mayor and their local Councillors, get
engaged in the city and learn more about Toronto Parks and Recreation.
Participants will enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all

Date: Sunday, November 7 (rain or shine)

Locations: Centennial Park Conservatory
151 Elmcrest Rd. in Centennial Park
10 a.m. to noon - Mayor's remarks at 10:30 a.m.

Earl Bales Community Centre
4169 Bathurst St. in Earl Bales Park
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Mayor's remarks at noon

L'Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre
2000 McNicoll Ave. in L'Amoreaux Park
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Mayor's remarks at 1:30 p.m.

Trinity Community Recreation Centre
155 Crawford St. in Trinity Bellwoods Park
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Mayor's remarks at 3 p.m.

Public Info: 416-392-1111

This special celebration is a further opportunity for Toronto Parks and
Recreation to connect with residents regarding its new 15-year Strategic Plan,
Our Common Grounds, approved by Toronto City Council this past July. The plan
brings together the three strategic goals of Parks and Recreation:
Environmental Stewardship, Child and Youth Development, and Lifelong Active
Living, and outlines 53 recommendations to guide the delivery of Parks and
Recreation programs and services to enhance the quality of life for all

Media contact:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Media Hotline,



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