Clean Train Coalition

September 25, 2009 10:41 ET

Media Advisory: Human Train

A Walk to Send a Message to Dalton McGuinty for Clean Electric Trains Now, Not 450 Dirty Diesels

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2009) - Kids and adults of all ages will walk through the communities most affected by the proposed rail link from Union Station to Georgetown and Pearson to demonstrate their opposition against the plan to run 450 diesel trains a day through some of Toronto's most densely populated neighbourhoods. The human train will carry a message to Premier McGuinty that Torontonians want clean electric trains now. The day-long march from Weston to Queen Street West will stop for a rally at Sorauren Park.



Date: Saturday September 26, 2009

Time: 1:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Sorauren Park at Sorauren Ave. (west of Lansdowne, south of Dundas
St. W.)

What: Rally and arrival of the human train
Remarks:
Gord Perks, Councillor Parkdale Highpark;
Irene Atkinson, Trustee, Toronto District School Board;
Keith Brooks, Clean Train Coalition;
Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale Highpark and
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto Medical Officer of Health

Musical performances by Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch and
Oh Susanna

Photo Op: A human train, kids and toy trains


Schedule of Whistle Stops:

8:30 am - Weston (Weston Go Station John St. Entrance)

9:30 am - Mount Dennis (corner of Eglinton and Weston)

12:00 pm - Wallace Pedestrian Bridge (north of Bloor on Dundas W. near Perth Ave.)

1:00 pm - Rally at Sorauren Park (Sorauren Ave., west of Lansdowne, south of Dundas W.)

2:30 pm - March along Queen St. W.

A backgrounder from the Clean Train Coalition is available at: http://www.cleantrain.ca/media_ad_sep22.php

A recent backgrounder by Toronto's Medical Officer of Health is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/health/moh/pdf/metrolinx_backgrounder.pdf

Contact Information

  • Keith Brooks
    416.702.9597
    or
    Mike Sullivan
    416-571-8723
    or
    Lin Grist
    647-290-9298