Media Advisory - September 25, 2016 - Tree planting at Downsview Park to honour fallen soldiers with Highway of Heroes Living Tribute

Interviews and Photo Opportunity

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - 


Media are invited to a ceremonial tree planting hosted by Canada Lands Company and the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute that will see to the planting of 1,000 trees in Downsview Park on September 25, 2016.

This partnership is in support of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute's mandate to create a living memorial and plant 117,000 trees in total, one for each of Canada's fallen soldiers since Confederation. Downsview Park was chosen as a tree planting site due to its military legacy and close proximity to highway 401.

Photo opportunity - Following remarks, dignitaries will participate in the planting of a large ceremonial tree to mark the occasion.


Member of Parliament Michael Levitt, York Centre;*

Member of Parliament Judy A. Sgro, Humber River – Black Creek;

Councillor Maria Augimeri, Ward 9, York Centre;

Mark Cullen, Board Chair, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute;*

Rodger Martin, Vice President Real Estate, Ontario and Atlantic, Canada Lands Company*

*Providing remarks; interviews and photo opportunities available.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Remarks – 9:30 a.m.

Tree planting– 10:30 a.m.


Downsview Park (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue)

70 Canuck Avenue, Toronto, ON

View on Google Maps


SOURCE Canada Lands Company

For further information: Manon Lapensee, Canada Lands Company,, 416-952-6112; Mike Hurley, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute,, 905-875-0021

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