Monday, March 19, 2012

Canadian Tire helping rebuild High Park playground

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 3/18/2012 3:42:00 PM

The High Park playground destroyed in a fire believed to be arson will be rebuilt with help from Canadian Tire. The company has offered up to $50,000 to fund the project.

Newstalk 1010 delivered the good news to ward 13 city counillor Sarah Doucette.

"Oh my god you're kidding...ohh wow ok I'm happy," said Doucette.

The playground was built using white pine which has been cited as the reason the fire didn't cause more damage than it did. Doucette says they will try and use the same wood.
In a press release Canadian Tire states that they will "work with the City of Toronto and area volunteers to host a community event in High Park."

That will be an opportunity for community members and volunteers to get involved in the project and help out.

Doucette has a message for Canadian Tire, "big hug, thank you so much, you definitely put a smile on my face this weekend, it's been a rough weekend."

To find out how you can make a donation, you can contact Doucette's office at (416)392-4072.

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