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TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -

<< WHAT: As part of the launch of the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a drop-in kick-off cleanup event will be held in Toronto on September 19th, 2009. This free public cleanup event will feature live entertainment, refreshments, prizes and the opportunity for children to make their mark on the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Kids Monster Mural. WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 10:00 a.m. - Registration 11:00 a.m. - Recommended time for media to arrive WHERE: Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay 30 Ashbridges Bay Park Road (entrance off south side of Lake Shore Blvd East at Coxwell Avenue) Toronto, ON Google Map: WHO: Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Susan Debreceni, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium Live entertainment will be provided by Crash Parallel WHY: Every year over one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles die through entanglement and ingestion of litter, and it's estimated that 80 per cent of this litter originates from land based sources. This year as many as 60,000 Canadians will work together from September 19-27 to remove nearly 200 garbage trucks worth of trash (more than 135,000 kilograms) from shorelines and waterways during the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. For additional information please visit: >>

For further information: Sheryl So, Environics Communications, (416) 917-1770 (cell),; Matthew Cram, TD Bank Financial Group, (647) 504-5013 (cell),

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