Media Advisory - Mayor Miller invites community to dig in at 4th annual Trees Across Toronto

    TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
and General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Brenda Librecz, will
join the community and dig in to plant trees at Colonel Sam Smith Park on
Saturday, April 28 for this year's Trees Across Toronto. Colonel Sam Smith
Park is one of five planting sites for Trees Across Toronto, the fourth annual
city-wide planting event for Toronto residents of all ages.

    Date:       Saturday, April 28
    Time:       10 a.m.
    Locations:  Colonel Sam Smith Park (South of Lakeshore Blvd., at Kipling
                Earl Bales Park (Bathurst St. and Sheppard Ave. W.)
                Eglinton Flats (Eglinton Ave. W., east of Jane St.)
                McCowan Park (McCowan Rd., north of Eglinton Ave. E.)
                Sun Valley - Lower Don Valley (O'Connor Dr. and Beechwood

    Planting equipment and materials are provided. Volunteers should dress
for the weather, wear comfortable clothing, sturdy close-toed shoes, long
pants, and bring sunscreen and drinking water. Groups of 10 or more should
call 416-392-LEAF (5323) to register in advance. Snacks will be served at all
five locations courtesy of our corporate sponsors. There will also be a draw
for a number of prizes. For more information, including maps to the planting
sites, please visit or call 416-392-LEAF (5323).
    Residents who cannot attend this year's event are invited to make a
charitable donation to the Toronto Tree Advocacy Planting Program. Visit or call 416-392-1111 to make your donation.

    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.

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

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