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March 30, 2004
Media Advisory: City of Toronto to launch pesticide by-law
Councillor John Filion, Chair of the Board of Health, and Dr. Barbara Yaffe,
Acting Medical Officer of Health, will launch Toronto's pesticide by-law
tomorrow at Allan Gardens, a City- owned pesticide-free facility.

Expert gardener Cheryl Shour will join representatives from health and
environmental groups to launch the by-law. City Council passed the pesticide
by-law in May, 2003.

Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Allan Gardens Conservatory (central dome)
Parking is available on Horticulture Avenue, just east of Jarvis Street, on the
north side of Gerrard Street East.

Attention Photo Editors: Allan Gardens features six pesticide-free greenhouses
comprising over 16,000 square feet of colourful seasonal plants supplementing
the permanent plant collection.

Media contact:
Mary Margaret Crapper, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7873



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