Toronto Community Housing, tenants work together to reclaim outdoor space in Flemingdon Park, across city

    TORONTO, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Want to know how tenants and social housing
providers are working together to build safe and healthy communities? Find out
how by attending the Neighbours Night Out in Flemingdon Park Community BBQ.
The event, a tenant-led community celebration featuring free food and
activities for the whole family, is an effort to take back a park where
tenants have previously felt unsafe.
    It's all part of Toronto Community Housing's Reclaiming Outdoor Space
initiative, an annual summer event series that promotes community pride and
the building of neighbourhoods and spaces where tenants want to live. This
summer, there will be 80 events in the series held in neighbourhoods all
across Toronto.
    Photo ops and media availability with tenant leaders and Toronto
Community Housing CEO Derek Ballantyne. Photo ops include drummers, dancers,
basketball, a Youth SLAM spoken-word contest, children's activities like face
painting and a jumping castle and much more.
    Also attending the event will be City Councillor John Parker (Ward 26 -
Don Valley West) and a host of other dignitaries.

    DATE:       Saturday, August 23rd

    TIME:       1 p.m. - Event begins

                1:45 p.m. - Opening ceremonies/media availability
                (main stage)

                4 to 5 p.m. - Youth SLAM spoken-word contest (main stage)

                7 p.m. - Event ends

    LOCATION:   Hydro Field East (beside basketball courts)
                150 Grenoble Drive

    DIRECTIONS: Take DVP to Don Mills Road exit
                Go North to Gateway Blvd., turn right onto Grenoble Dr.
                Proceed to Hydro Field East at 150 Grenoble Drive

For further information:

For further information: Jeffrey Ferrier, Media Relations, Toronto
Community Housing, (416) 981-4252 or

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