March 28, 2005

Toronto submits five projects as candidates for CAMA 2005 awards

TORONTO, ONT-Toronto has submitted five key projects, three of them environment-related, for consideration in the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) 2005 Awards program, Mayor David Miller reported recently. The two submissions in the award program's environment category include Toronto's Green Bin organic waste collection program and the city's Green Fleet Transition Plan. The third submission, in the innovation category, is "Our Common Grounds," Toronto Parks and Recreation's long-term plan for preservation and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Approved unanimously by Toronto city council in July 2004, the 15-year action plan focuses on three strategic goals: environmental stewardship, child and youth development, and lifelong active living. CAMA encourages the improvements in municipal management and recognizes specific contributions of association members. "We believe these five projects demonstrate the city of Toronto's commitment and leadership in the fields of environmental stewardship, ingenuity and innovation, and education and research," said Mayor Miller. CAMA will announce the winning submissions at the end of April.

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