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Third annual Spring Bird Festival takes flight at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

May 24, 2012

Media Advisory

City of Toronto staff, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), Humber Arboretum, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) and Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS)) will join members of the community to celebrate the third annual Spring Bird Festival at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.


Date:               Saturday, May 26


8 to 12 p.m.    Hourly guided bird walks

9 a.m.            Festival begins

(children's activities, educational displays and live bird demonstrations)

1 p.m.            Festival ends

Location:        Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3131 Lake Shore Blvd. W.


The Spring Bird Festival serves to inform residents and park users about the importance of bird habitats with a live reptile and amphibian display, guided bird walks, children's activities, bird and bat box building, a live snake display, bird-viewing stations and educational displays. Admission is free; parking is limited, accessible by public transit.


Colonel Samuel Smith Park is a well-established bird stopover location for over 270 species of birds along the Etobicoke waterfront. 


Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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Elizabeth Oakley
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