Toronto's second annual Green Toronto Festival - twice as big, twice as green

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Toronto's second annual celebration of all
things green - the Green Toronto Festival - will take place on Tuesday,
June 12.

    Date:      Tuesday, June 12
    Time:      10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location:  Nathan Phillips Square

    The day-long celebration will transform the Square into a sea of green as
Torontonians from across the city mingle with more than 80 exhibitors of green
products and services. The exhibits will open at 10 a.m. At noon, host Michael
Kuss, CityNews Meteorologist, and Councillor Paula Fletcher will officially
kick off the celebration.
    "The Festival is all about helping the people of Toronto go green," said
Mayor David Miller. "It's an opportunity to learn about the many programs,
products and services offered by the City and other organizations, that will
help us live more environmentally friendly lifestyles. I encourage all
Torontonians to attend the event and do what they can to go green at home,
work and on the road."
    "Residents will find information about all kinds of practical actions
they can take in their everyday lives, from simple things like switching to
energy efficient lighting, to more complex things like installing solar panels
and green roofs and everything in between," said Councillor Paula Fletcher.
"There's something for everyone at the Festival."
    Rounding out the celebration will be Chris McKhool, Toronto's own
eco-troubadour, in concert, and performances by Earth Rangers, and students
from Humewood Community School.
    For the agenda and a complete list of participants, visit

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information: Media contact: Nancy Ruscica, Festival
Coordinator, (416) 392-2984

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