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Celebrate a City of Sustainable Fashion and Culture at the 20th Anniversary of The Living City Environmental Dinner

Oct 28, 2013


Media Advisory

October 28, 2013


Join us for the 20th Living City© Environmental Dinner! The Living City Dinner, celebrates the great conservationist and visionary Charles Sauriol, has become one of the largest environmental dinners in Canada attracting hundreds of supporters each year.  The Dinner helps to highlight our vision for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity, to life. This dinner plays a significant role in bringing our vision to life and we are pleased to introduce its new name; The Living City® Environmental Dinner.  This year's theme is City of Sustainable Fashion and Culture and includes silent and live auctions, performances and much more! The Dinner will be hosted by guest emcee Ashley Rowe, with CTV News. Funds raised from this event support The Living City Foundation and TRCA programs.

The highlight of the evening is an exciting sustainable fashion show by Fashion Takes Action, Canada's only non-profit organization devoted to sustainability in the fashion industry. Twelve of their members from across Canada will be featured in an exclusive fashion show for The Living City Dinner that will help to increase awareness for the negative social and environmental impacts of our clothing, create a deeper understanding of what sustainable fashion is and debunk the myth that sustainable fashion is not on trend or stylish, when in fact it graces international runways in NY, London and Paris. The clothing showcased is all eco-friendly designs and the accessories and bags will also be sustainable. In an effort to keep the fashion show's footprint low, all hair and makeup products used on the models will be organic and toxin free, and there is a zero electricity policy on the hair.

At the Dinner the 2013 Living City Awards will be presented to organizations who exemplify Toronto and Region Conservation's vision for The Living City. There are three awards that exemplify The Living City objectives for healthy rivers and shorelines, regional biodiversity and sustainable communities. A new award, the Charles Sauriol Environmental Leadership Award, will be presented this year.


Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Bellvue Manor

8083 Jane Street, Vaughan, L4K 2M7

Evening Program:  5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Ticket Cost: $200 per ticket $1,600 per table of 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


For event information and ticket purchase please visit:

For media inquiries please contact: Rowena Calpito,

The Living City Foundation

The Living City Foundation is a registered charity (Business #11903 9493 RR0001) that supports the work of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). TRCA and The Living City Foundation are working to build The Living City: A Cleaner, Greener Healthier Place to live. For more information visit us at

About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at

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Rowena Calpito

Supervisor, Public Relations, Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632 E-mail:





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