Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

November 12, 2007 12:28 ET

Think Green This Winter Season: Downsview Park Offers Holiday Lights Exchange

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2007) - Downsview Park invites the community to think green this winter season. In an effort to support the environment, Downsview Park, in partnership with greenTbiz, is hosting a holiday light exchange program on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come and exchange two sets of incandescent holiday lights for one set of energy-efficient LED lights, free of charge, courtesy of Toronto Hydro.

LED lights, which stands for Light Emitting Diode, use up to 97 per cent less electricity than conventional incandescent holiday lights, reducing both the demand on energy as well as their toll on the environment in the form of excess greenhouse gas emissions. As an added feature, LED holiday lights are cool to the touch, safe and durable and will last 200,000 hours. That's more than 20 years of continuous use. All incandescent holiday lights received will be properly recycled.

"Enjoying a bright and festive holiday season while being both environmentally and economically conscious, speaks to Downsview Park's focus on environmental, economic, and social sustainability," said Tony Genco, President and CEO of Parc Downsview Park Inc.

The holiday light exchange takes place in Downsview Park's Discovery Centre, located at 1-35 Carl Hall Road, at the corner of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue. Please call Downsview Park at 416-952-2222 or visit or for more information.

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), the site was designated by the Government of Canada in 1994 to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." Sixty per cent of the land is firmly committed to public open space, parks and recreational uses. The Park attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and Downsview Park's Action Sports Complex - featuring Downsview Park GrandPrix Kartways, the HoopDome and The Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help to set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park.

Contact Information

  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Director, Public Affairs & Communications
    (416) 954-0040