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Media Advisory – Photo Opportunity

July 20, 2009

TORONTO PARENTS PARADE ON QUEEN'S PARK TO DEMAND "CLEAN AIR FOR LITTLE LUNGS"

Parents call for NO diesel-based rail expansion in urban areas - Electrify now

Toronto, July 20 – Toronto parents, children, and their supporters will parade on Queen's Park today to protest Metrolinx’s plans to run over 450 diesel-powered trains a day through some of Canada’s most densely-populated neighbourhoods.
For the sake of children's health, parents are asking Premier Dalton McGuinty to electrify the proposed Georgetown South Service Expansion (GSSE) and the Union-Pearson Rail Link (UPRL) immediately. 

Parade organizer and Clean Train Coalition member Sophia Wong says, “We want to show Premier Dalton McGuinty that parents of young children are an important voter base, and that we will go to great lengths to protect our children’s health.” 

A family-friendly event, the Clean Air For Little Lungs Stroller Parade will include a live music performance by children’s entertainers Rob and Soli Joy.

DATE: Monday, July 20, 2009
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Queen's Park (front steps of the Ontario Legislature)
WHAT: PHOTO opportunities of parents with strollers, PLUS live music performance by children’s entertainers Rob and Soli Joy, including a new song written specifically about this issue.

ITINERARY:

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. – Opportunities for photos and interviews with parents and members of the Clean Train Coalition

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 – Musical performance by children’s entertainers Rob and Soli Joy of Alistair Ant Productions, including performance of new song, “Go Electric”

10:45 - 11 a.m. – Speeches by members of Clean Train Coalition and supporters

Media Contact: Carina Cojeen 416-886-2320
Spokesperson:  Sophia Wong  416-520-7175
Musical Performer:  Rob Joy  416-532-4404, Alistair Ant Productions 

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Link to song and informational slideshow:
http://www.cleantrain.ca/multimedia.php

The Clean Train Coalition represents the communities along the rail corridor. We believe that a healthy environment and vibrant neighbourhoods depend on smart investment in public transit infrastructure. Build it once, build it right! www.cleantrain.ca

 

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