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Celebrate Spring at the West Deane Earth Day Event

Apr 15, 2010

(TORONTO, April 15) Each spring, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the City of Toronto get a head start on Earth Day festivities by working together to organize a community tree planting day in West Deane Park. More than 70 residents and their families are expected to dig in to make their community greener by planting approximately 500 native trees and shrubs.

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2010  

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Deane Park, 412 Martingrove Rd,.

Park is located near the Southwest Corner of Eglinton Ave West and Martin Grove. Closest access point is off of Antioch Drive.

WHAT: West Deane Earth Day Event

  • Bring your family out to explore West Deane Park
  • Plant trees
  • Learn about the wildlife in Mimico Creek Watershed
  • Learn about the water quality of Mimico Creek
  • All activities are free

WHO: Donna Cansfield, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Suzanne Barrett, Chair of the Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition

Through this annual event, TRCA and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff encourage residents to learn more about the many benefits of native trees and shrubs in the community; learn about local wildlife; and find out about the water quality of Mimico Creek though onsite interactive displays. Some of the benefits associated with trees include the creation of habitat that attracts a variety of wildlife; the reduction of greenhouse gases; the protection of and improvements to water quality in the streams and ponds on local properties; and the reduction of home energy costs by providing shade in the summer months.

Registration: Register online by Saturday April 17 For media registration, please see contact information below.


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



City of Toronto

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about 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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For media inquiries, please contact:

Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5632, Mobile: 416-358-3446 E-mail:


Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,


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Media contact:

Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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