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September 30, 2005
Old sails provide shade to young
  
The public is invited to join Toronto Public Health and the Friends of
Dovercourt Park as they test a low-cost shade canopy at the Dovercourt Park
wading pool. The shade canopy is made up of recycled sails.

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Dovercourt Park wading pool
(two blocks north of Bloor Street, two blocks
east of Dufferin Street)

The Dovercourt Park playground area was the site of the City's first Shade
Audit in 2003 and was a subject site for the Designing for Shade Conference
hosted by Ryerson's School of Architecture. In 2004, Friends of Dovercourt Park
sought the help of landscape architecture graduate students to design an
experimental shade canopy using recycled sails. The canopy was installed in
early September of 2005.

Residents are invited to try out the canopy and provide feedback to the
architect/design team of Jane and Rebekka Hutton. They will be preparing an
evaluation of the model for the City.

The Friends of Dovercourt Park and Toronto Public Health are working in
association with Councillor Adam Giambrone; George Kapelos, Chair of Ryerson
School of Architecture, who organized the Designing for Shade conference; Elyse
Parker, Project Manager, Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat; Shade Policy
advocates with the Toronto District School Board; Ontario School Board; City of
Toronto Parks, Recreation and Forestry; and the Toronto Cancer Prevention
Coalition.


Media contact:

Gil Hardy
Toronto Public Health
416-338-7873



 

 

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