TORONTO, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Residents of Alexandra Park are working with Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro"), City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP), Toronto Community Housing and Toronto Police Services to brighten the community by installing energy efficient light bulbs. The group has teamed up to "Light the Night" and help make neighbourhoods safer one light bulb at a time.
|WHO:||Toronto Hydro, City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Police Services 14 Division, Atkinson CO-OP, Alexandra Park Community Centre and Concrete Roses Youth Services and local volunteers.|
|WHAT:||Toronto Hydro representatives and local volunteers will be canvassing the neighbourhood of Alexandra Park to install approximately 500 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).|
|WHEN:|| Friday, June 22, 2012
3 - 9 p.m.
|WHERE:||Alexandra Park (Dundas St. W & Bathurst St.)|
|WHY:||The objective of the Light the Night program is to brighten neighbourhoods in crisis and help make them safer, by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and encouraging residents to leave them on overnight. A CFL bulb left on between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. costs about a penny a day because they use 75 per cent less electricity* than standard incandescent bulbs.|
|Light the Night events are a community based response to safety concerns. This community outreach program aligns safety with energy efficiency by focusing on how valuable lighting can be to our communities.|
|*Natural Resources Canada|
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System