Media Advisory - Official Opening of the Outer Harbour Recreational Pier and Enhancement of Baselands through 50 Million Tree Program

TORONTO, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will cast their fishing lines into the water to mark the official opening of the Outer Harbour Recreational Node on April 22, 2015. The Outer Harbour Recreational Node is one of thirteen "Quick Start" projects that build on recent investments in Lake Ontario Park and Tommy Thompson Park.

Waterfront Toronto, Forests Ontario and the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation will also participate in a ceremonial tree planting. The planting will recognize support for enhancing the natural habitat of Baselands area through the Government of Ontario's 50 Million Tree program, administered by Forests Ontario and made possible through a new partnership between Waterfront Toronto and the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. The 50 Million Tree Program is part of the Government of Ontario's commitment to plant 50 million trees province-wide by 2025.

WHO:                  

John Campbell, President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto


Paula Fletcher, City Councillor, Ward 30 (Toronto-Danforth)


Rob Keen, CEO, Forests Ontario


Nick Saccone, Senior Director, Toronto and Region Conservation



WHAT:                

Official opening of the Outer Harbour Recreational Node




Enhancement of the Baselands through the 50 Million Trees Program




Announcement of partnership between Waterfront Toronto and the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation



WHEN:                

Wednesday, April 22, 2015                             


12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (rain or shine)



WHERE:              

Outer Harbour Recreational Node




Located on Outer Harbour Marina Road, south of Unwin Avenue



GETTING THERE:


Driving:               

From Lakeshore Boulevard, please take either Cherry Street, Don Roadway or Carlaw Avenue south, turn east on Commissioners Street, turn south on Leslie Street, turn west at Unwin Avenue (before entering Tommy Thompson Park) and south on Outer Harbour Marina Road.




Please note: southbound Leslie Street is closed south of Lakeshore.




Parking: The southbound lane of Outer Harbour Marina Road, from Unwin Avenue to the marina, will be designated for street parking.



Transit:                

This site is not directly serviced by public transit. The nearest stop is located within walking distance at Commissioners Road and Leslie Street.




From Bloor/Danforth Subway, take the 83 Jones bus from Donlands Station to Commissioners Street, and walk east to Leslie Street. Then walk south on Leslie Street to Unwin Avenue and walk west on Unwin Avenue to the event location. Accessible service is provided on the route.




From King Station, take the 172 Cherry Street bus to Commissioners Street. The 172 Cherry Street bus operates between St. Andrew Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway and Commissioners Street. St. Andrew Station is an accessible subway station.



Accessibility:     

Wheel Trans users can schedule a pick-up in advance of the event, please visit: www.ttc.ca/WheelTrans/Planning_Your_Trip

 

SOURCE Waterfront Toronto

For further information: Waterfront Toronto: Carol Webb, Manager, Project Communications, Telephone: 416-214-1344 x 422, Mobile: 416-272-3096, E-mail: cwebb@waterfrontoronto.ca; Toronto and Region Conservation: Elizabeth Oakley, Supervisor, Media Management, Telephone: 416-274-2036, E-mail: eoakley@trca.on.ca

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