Media Advisory - Toronto hosts 59th annual Thomas Foster Picnic



    TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - Toronto children, five to 12 years of age have
an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of free refreshments, music, games and
sports. Hosted by TD Waterhouse-Private Client Services-Private Trust and City
of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the 59th annual Thomas Foster
Picnic maintains the dream of Thomas Foster, a former Toronto mayor and
philanthropist.

    
    Date:        Saturday, June 23
    Time:        noon - 4 p.m.
    Location:    New Woodbine Park, south-east corner of Coxwell Ave. and
                 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
    

    Activities include: carousel pony ride, carnival midway games, inflatable
bouncers, Dixieland band, airbrush tattoos, hot dogs, cotton candy and soft
drinks. Admission and activities are free.
    Thomas Foster, "Honest Tom" ran a butcher shop near Queen and Parliament
streets, invested his profits in realty throughout Toronto and decided to give
back to the community by stipulating in his will that a picnic should be held
every year for children to enjoy a day of fun and excitement outside. The
annual picnic rotates across Toronto and is held in a different City park each
year.

    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: Toronto Parks, Forestry and
Recreation Media Hotline, (416) 560-8726; Jillian Boni, TD Waterhouse Private
Client Services-Private Trust, (416) 542-0976


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