Living Green Rocks

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Over 35,000 attendees and 100 plus exhibitors will descend upon Yonge Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday, July 16, 2011, to take part in a lively, upbeat, street party celebrating green living.

The Live Green Toronto Festival was established in 2006 to educate Torontonians about the city’s green initiatives, from parks and rooftop gardens, to water efficiency via fun, interactive displays and exhibits.

“The city’s Live Green Toronto program supports the greening of Toronto by offering grants, expertise and a one-stop website full of resources, rebates, tips and tools to help residents and businesses,” explains Nancy Ruscica, Manager of Partnerships & Innovation. “The Live Green Toronto Festival is just one of the ways we help get the message out and promote green living,” says Nancy.

The event will showcase hundreds of local green products and services, organic food, live music (like Crash Test Dummies), and the coolest playground, the TD Kids’ Zone sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. Other highlights will include a live beehive observation by Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative, a worm composting demonstration from Cathy’s Crawly Composters, and YUP Inc., a cardboard furniture company that is setting new decorating trends.

Be sure to get your free Live Green Toronto Membership Card to receive special offers and discounts at the festival. The Live Green Toronto Membership Card is available to people that live, work and shop in the city of Toronto. Sign up for your card today!

To learn more about the Live Green Toronto Festival, visit

images courtesy of  Live Green Toronto | view of Yonge Street [Live Green Toronto 2010]