Mayor Miller thanks Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation for a more beautiful city|
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At the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation's fourth annual fundraising gala at
the Design Exchange, in a room filled with flowers and trees, Mayor David
Miller thanked members of the Foundation for their hard work in beautifying the
"Beauty begets beauty," said Mayor Miller. "As we invest in the public realm, I
hope it inspires residents and business owners to match our efforts in their
own yards and places of business. I want all of us to have a higher threshold
for the level of beauty we find satisfactory."
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation was established in 2002 as a charitable
public foundation dedicated to enhancing Toronto's parks. The Foundation
accomplishes this through park beautification projects, a community grants
program and the Toronto Tree Portraits Calendar.
Over the last three years, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation has provided
$75,000 to 48 community groups. These are some of the groups that the
Foundation has helped in the last year:
Central Neighbourhood House to offer environmental workshops at
the Don Valley Brickworks to immigrant and refugee women to increase their
knowledge of environmental issues that connect with their everyday lives.
The West Indian Volunteer Association to create a community
garden in Elmbank Park.
The Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club/ World Play Theatre to hold
workshops for children from 7-12 years if age. The workshops incorporated
international music and folktales and were followed by a public performance in
Phoenix Community Works Foundation/LEAF to raise awareness of
trees in a local park through a series of workshops and art exhibits with
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation has a strong partnership with Toronto Parks,
Forestry and Recreation (PFR). PFR values and supports the work of this
For more information on the Parks and Trees Foundation or to make a donation
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