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You’re Invited: Tree Planting Events in Ontario April 28, May 5 & May 9, 2012

Did you know that trees provide health, economic and environmental benefits to you and your neighbourhood?

Trees in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • can store 2.6 tons of carbon (pollution) per acre of trees annually,
    • and concomitantly gives enough oxygen daily for 18 people
  • provide relief for city residents by softening the harsh texture of concrete buildings and landscape
  • offer privacy screens
  • provide protection from the sun’s UV rays
  • provide natural habitats for birds, insects and other wildlife
  • help prevent soil erosion
    • also, help prevent flooding
  • provide tree canopy so that air temperatures are lowered considerably in streets and parking lots
    • City areas without tree cover are known as “heat islands” which can cause cities to be five to nine degrees warmer than surrounding areas.
  • boost the City’s image and can help attract residents, tourists and investors
  • can increase the value of homes significantly
  • deciduous trees planted on the south and west sides of a house can reduce air conditioning needs substantially
  • evergreens planted on the north side of a house act as windbreaks, lowering winter heating costs by up to 10 per cent
  • for every 5 per cent of tree cover area added to a community, storm water run-off is reduced by approximately 2 per cent
  • in 50 years, one tree can:
    • generate $30,000 in oxygen,
    • recycle $35,000 of water,
    • and eliminate pollutants that would otherwise cost $60,000 to remove from the air

Thus, trees “with their health, economic and environmental benefits are the lifelines of our city.”

You are invited to the following great tree planting events in Ontario, Canada:

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Public Information Sessions on Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Toronto

Don’t be startle to see the City of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) workers removing ash trees from your streets and parks at the end of June.

Toronto is taking this action in response to the Emerald Ash Borer infestation decimating ash trees in:

  • Scarborough,
  • parts of North York and
  • west Toronto, and
  • it is spreading farther.

Please note that:

  • the City of Toronto will begin removal of dead and dying trees from streets and parks at the end of June, and
  • owners of private property should hire a professional tree care company to take steps to protect or remove their infested trees.

Furthermore, the City of Toronto will hold three public information sessions at the following times and places:

Monday, June 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate
145 Guildwood Parkway

Tuesday, June 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
McGregor Park Community Centre
2231 Lawrence Ave. E.

Monday, June 27, 7 to 9 p.m.
Port Union Community Centre
5450 Lawrence Ave. E.

Sadly, by 2017, about 860,000 of Toronto’s ash trees will be dead or dying.

Public Information Sessions on Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Toronto
Public Information Sessions on Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Toronto
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Tomorrow is Toronto’s Recognition Ceremony for Canadian National Cricket Team, April 18

Tomorrow, Toronto will recognize the members of the Canadian National Cricket Team and their contributions to the sport of cricket.

Cricket is gaining popularity among young people from culturally diverse communities thanks to the inspiring cricket moves of the members of the Canadian National Cricket Team, who played in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

The City of Toronto in partnership with Cricket Canada and the International Cricket Council will host the recognition ceremony on:

Date: Monday, April 18
Time: 6 to 8 p.m., Remarks: 6 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Tomorrow is Toronto's Recognition Ceremony for Canadian National Cricket Team, April 18
Tomorrow is Toronto's Recognition Ceremony for Canadian National Cricket Team, April 18

Contact Info:

Toronto City Hall

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call us. We are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Connect with us on Twitter @311toronto

Congratulations Canadian National Cricket Team!

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This Tuesday Toronto Opens Affordable Public Golf Courses, April 12

This Tuesday Toronto Opens Affordable Public Golf Courses, April 12
This Tuesday Toronto Opens Affordable Public Golf Courses, April 12

The City of Toronto’s golf courses (Ontario, Canada) are teed-up to open this Tuesday, April 12.

If you like golf or want to try golf, you may want to consider starting the golf season at one of the City of Toronto’s five public golf courses which are accessible by public transit, are affordable and offer a variety of programming for families, youth, adults and seniors.

Toronto’s golf courses program includes:

  • green fees are reasonable,
  • with reduced rates for juniors and seniors,
  • a 9-hole morning rate off the back nine,
  • a twilight special for early evening players,
  • easily accessible by public transit and open everyday from mid-April to mid-November, it’s easy to make a round part of your day,
  • all five golf courses will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12,
  • holes 3, 4 and 5 at Don Valley are temporarily closed for construction. Twilight rates apply until the holes are re-opened

Fore! Enjoy!