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October 4th is the Harvest Festival in High Park

TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Each Fall, the High Park Harvest Festival gives Torontonians an opportunity to get outside and explore the city's unique urban wilderness at a fun-filled, activity-packed fair that will appeal to all ages. Find out about conserving biodiversity, improving habitats for birds, protecting wetlands and fighting climate change at this event hosted by City of Toronto's Colborne Lodge historic house museum, with The Children's Garden, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation High Park Community Advisory Council, Grenadier Café and Tea House and this year Ontario Nature and OPG Biodiversity 2009

    WHEN:  Sunday, October 4, 2009 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

    WHAT:  "High Park Harvest Festival"
           -  Music, storytelling, wagon rides, face painting, nature crafts
              and activities
           -  Climb Hawk Hill to view the fall hawk migration
           -  See Birds of Prey presented by Wildlife Education &
              Environmental Programs (WEEP), University of Guelph
           -  Harvest foods and vendors
           -  Tours of historic Colborne Lodge for pay-what-you-can admission

    WHERE: High Park, 1873 Bloor St West, Toronto. Colborne Lodge Entrance.
           By TTC: Bloor/Danforth subway line to High Park station and walk
           south through High Park (approximately 20 minutes). Or the 501
           streetcar (Humber/Long Branch) to Colborne Lodge Drive and walk a
           short distance up the road to the Lodge.

OPG Biodiversity 2009 is a series of province-wide conservation-focused, family-friendly action and education events sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in partnership with Ontario Nature, LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) and the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Its goal is to get people involved in protecting and conserving biodiversity in our urban parklands and forest ecosystems. Biodiversity 2009 builds on OPG's commitment to conserving, sustaining and protecting nature.

For further information on these and other upcoming events visit

    OPG and Ontario Nature Are For the Birds - And All the Flora and Fauna
                                 of Ontario


SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: For further information: For event inquiries, please contact: Victoria Foote, Ontario Nature, (416) 444-8419 ext 238, (cell) (647) 290-9384 or; For media inquiries, please contact: OPG Media Desk: (416) 592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008

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