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May 13, 2005
City of Toronto officially opens new Smithfield Skateboard Park
Councillor Suzan Hall (Ward 1 Etobicoke North) and representatives from Toronto
Parks, Forestry and Recreation will officially open Toronto’s newest
skateboarding facility at Smithfield Park, located at 175 Mount Olive Dr.

The new portable skateboard park provides a safe, but challenging recreation
opportunity for youth including a variety of ramps, benches and grades. This
extreme sport facility is the result of a successful partnership between the
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Ontario Works Incentive Fund.

The opening event includes greetings, cultural dancing and a ribbon-cutting
ceremony. Skateboard demonstrations and skills instruction for all ages will be
offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Smithfield Skateboard Park
175 Mount Olive Dr.
(east of Martin Grove Avenue, north of Finch Avenue West)

For public inquiries about this event, call 416-394-8715.

Media contact:

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline



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