Media Advisory - City to open HTO Park on Toronto's waterfront

    TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
(Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina)
and Brenda Librecz, General Manager of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
will join residents, and landscape architects Janet Rosenberg (Janet Rosenberg
+ Associates Landscape Architects of Toronto), Claude Cormier (Claude Cormier
Architectes Paysagistes Inc.) and Siamak Hariri (Hariri Pontarini Architects)
to officially open HTO Park. HTO is the newest flagship for the City of
Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, responsible for the
stewardship of 1,470 parks and 7,390 hectares of greenspace.

    Date:      Friday, June 8
    Time:      10 a.m. - Official remarks
               11:20 a.m. - Tour of the park
    Location:  HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
               (south side, next to Toronto Fire and Emergency Services

    The HTO design team, led by Janet Rosenberg, Claude Cormier and Siamak
Hariri, collaborated with city staff to create HTO Park. The outstanding park
design was selected following an international design competition, undertaken
by the City in 2003. Somerville Construction provided skill and workmanship in
rounding out the project team's achievement of a dynamic and beautiful
waterfront park.
    Brenda Librecz will present a waterfront park scrapbook for the mayor,
councillors, architects and ceremony attendees to sign. A class of local
school children will place items, reflecting their thoughts and ideas about
the City's waterfront, in a time capsule at the park. The time capsule will be
reopened at a ceremony in 2020.
    At the conclusion of the formal ceremony, Janet Rosenberg will take
guests and members of the media on a tour of the park.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city, 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.

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For further information: Media contact: Toronto Parks, Forestry and
Recreation Media Hotline, (416) 560-8726

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