Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New "Lost And Found" Park Opens This Week At Toronto Animal Services' North Shelter

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

Media Advisory

June 11, 2013

Official opening of Toronto's new Lost and Found Park

Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport), Chair of the City of Toronto's Licensing and Standards Committee, will toss the first ball at Toronto's newest dog park, located at Toronto Animal Services' North Shelter. Made possible with donations from Toronto residents, Lost and Found Park will be used by dogs waiting for adoption and also by the public as an off-leash park in the shelter's off-hours.

Lost and Found Park is a fully landscaped area featuring separated play areas, shade structures, a tunnel, a dog playhouse and a rubberized training track.

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: North Animal Services Shelter, 1300 Sheppard Ave. W.

Outdoor design and lifestyle expert Carson Arthur of television's Room to Grow, Green Force and Cityline, who donated the park design and his project management experience, will speak at the opening.

Youth from Best Friends Forever, a volunteer group led by the Toronto Police Service, will present a cheque with the proceeds from a fundraising barbeque held in May. Youth in this program volunteer their time to walk and work with the dogs at the North Shelter. Constable Ashley Wolosinovsky, a police officer with 23 Division and creator of the Best Friends Forever program, will also be in attendance.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 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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