Media Advisory - City to honour recipients of Green Toronto Awards



    TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe
Pantalone will host the City of Toronto's third annual Green Toronto Awards
ceremony on May 1. The 2007 Green Toronto Awards program, which honours local
environmental efforts and achievements, received 178 nominations. A panel of
judges selected three organizations or individuals as the finalists in each of
the 10 award categories.
    The judges have chosen a winner in each category, to be announced Tuesday
evening at the ceremony. The 10 winners of Green Toronto Awards will each
receive $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice,
contributed by the award sponsors. In addition, an internal City environmental
group or program will be recognized for excellence. Special guest Molly
Johnson, a popular Toronto singer, will sing two songs at the event.

    
    Date:     Tuesday, May 1
    Time:     7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
    

    Finalists by award category
    ---------------------------

    Community Projects (sponsored by Loblaw Companies Ltd):
    East Toronto Climate Action Group; smartliving St. Lawrence;
    Toronto Green Community

    Energy Conservation (sponsored by AutoShare):
    Metro Label; Riverdale Initiative for Solar Energy (RISE);
    University of Toronto

    Environmental Awareness (sponsored by Toronto Hydro Corporation):
    Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF); Carmen Miloslavich;
    Dr. You-Zhi Tang

    Green Design (sponsored by Enbridge Gas Distribution):
    Altius Architecture; Parkdale United Church; St. Gabriel's Church

    Green Roof (sponsored by the Clean Water Foundation):
    Levitt Goodman Architects with Perennial Gardens Corp.; Now Magazine;
    Ryerson University

    Health (sponsored by Genuine Health):
    Carol Coiffe; Local Flavour Plus; Dr. David Pengelly

    Leadership (sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation):
    Dr. David Bell; Georgie Donais; Planet in Focus

    Market Transformation (sponsored by Bullfrog Power):
    EnviroTower; Metro Toronto Convention Centre; Zipcar

    Water Efficiency (sponsored by Toronto Water):
    Scotia Plaza; South Kingsway Village; Unilever

    Youth (sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group):
    Chaminade College School; Earl Haig Junior Public School; Guildwood
    Junior Public School

    Green Toronto Awards website: www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

    Visit our website at www.toronto.ca




For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Nancy Ruscica, Co-ordinator,
Green Toronto Awards, (416) 392-2984; Rob Andrusevich, Strategic
Communications, (416) 397-4149


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