Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup dives into Lake Ontario to see what "treasures" can be found

    Toronto Police Marine Unit divers to recover debris & litter at Little
    Norway Park

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:    To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
             Cleanup, members from the Toronto Police Marine Unit will
             recover marine debris and shoreline litter at Little Norway
             Park. Previous cleanups have recovered a hot dog cart, a hotel
             safe and a sewing machine, among other unusual items. With
             thousands of pounds of debris sitting at the bottom of Lake
             Ontario, what will divers recover this year?

    WHEN:    Tuesday, September 1, 2009
             9:00 a.m. EDT - Recommended arrival time
             9:45 - 10:15 a.m. EDT - Divers from the Toronto Police Marine
             unit will enter the water and retrieve and reveal unusual,
             recovered litter
             (*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. EDT - Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE:   Little Norway Park, on Lake Ontario at the foot of Bathurst St.
             near Queens Quay West, Toronto

    WHO:     Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the
             Environment Foundation
             Susan Debreceni, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver
             Staff Sergeant Ronald Tapley, Toronto Police Marine Unit

    WHY:     Every year over one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals
             and turtles die through entanglement and ingestion of litter,
             and it's estimated that 80 per cent of this litter originates
             from land based sources.

             This year as many as 75,000 Canadians will work together from
             September 19-27 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of litter from our
             shorelines and waterways during the 16th annual TD Great
             Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Toronto citizens are encouraged to
             drop by Woodbine Beach on Saturday, September 19th at 10:45 a.m.
             to help clean the city's shoreline and participate at the event

             For additional information please visit:

    RSVP:    Sheryl So                   Gregory Harrison
             Environics Communications   TD Bank Financial Group
             (416) 969-2725              (416) 308-8597

             Jean Fong
             TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Sheryl So, Environics Communications,
(416) 969-2725,; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial
Group, (416) 308-8597,; Jean Fong, TD Great Canadian
Shoreline Cleanup, 1-800-375-8776,

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