Toronto and Region Conservation Reminds Residents of Affordable Options Available During City Strike



    - TRCA Provides Options for Pools, Splash Pads and Day Camps -

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - Toronto and Region Conservation public services
and amenities will not be affected by the City of Toronto strike. Residents
looking for affordable alternatives to city services affected by the strike
can participate in many of the available pools, splash pads and camps
including:

    Splash Pads/Pools: TRCA parks offer a variety of places for you to keep
cool this summer.
    Wild Wetland Splash Pad at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton has
clean and safe water fun for kids of all ages and more than 30 wetland themed
water features.
    Petticoat Creek Pool is Ontario's largest dish shaped outdoor pool
located at Petticoat Creek Conservation Area in Pickering. Change rooms and a
refreshment booth are part of the pool complex.
    Bruce's Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville has a swimming pool
available for rent for exclusive use of the pool for four hours, the adjacent
picnic site, tables and two qualified lifeguards to help ensure your group's
safety.

    Summer Camps: The Kortright Nature Day Camp is for children 5-11 who love
nature and the out-of-doors. The camp is held at the Kortright Conservation
Centre in Vaughan.
    Black Creek Pioneer Village Adventure Day Camp is a summer day camp with
a difference! Children ages 8 to 14 will go behind the scenes of Toronto's
favourite living history site to experience life as it was in the 1860s.
    Bathurst Glen Junior Golf Camps in Richmond Hill run weekly and students
learn the game of golf and at the same time learn about fitness, nutrition and
the environment.

    Golf course: Bathurst Glen Golf Course, located in Richmond Hill is a
winner of the 2005 York Region Golf Course of the Year and 2008 best Driving
Range award and offers fun-filled, challenging round of golf, no matter what
your level of play. The course, which measures approximately 4,500 yards from
the back tees, is a par-62 and can be played in about three hours.

    Weddings: TRCA provides affordable elegance for wedding day photography
or wedding celebrations at the Kortright Conservation Centre and Black Creek
Pioneer Village.

    For picnicking, camping, fishing, mountain biking and hiking
opportunities, locations and information visit www.trca.on.ca.

    Toronto and Region Conservation

    With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our
vision is for The Living City(R), where human settlement can flourish forever
as part of nature's beauty and diversity. For more information, call
416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca





For further information:

For further information: For media information, contact: Rowena Calpito,
Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation, Tel: (416)
661-6600 ext 5632, Cell: (416) 358-3446, E-mail: rcalpito@trca.on.ca


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