Toronto, ON – The conversation about how to build liveable, economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable communities will be front and centre at ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’s Annual Gala tonight.

During the event, former Toronto Mayor David Crombie will unravel the myths and realities surrounding smart urban growth. Singer-songwriter, Suzanne Jarvie will also perform.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Gala

WHERE: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East, Toronto

WHEN: Thursday, March 3rd

TIME: Speeches start at 7:00 p.m.

WHO: David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto, and musical guest, Suzanne Jarvie. Richard Cazeau will emcee the event.

WHAT: ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’S Annual Gala is a fundraising event that brings together representatives from industry, labour, government and the charitable sector to celebrate and  support Environmental Defence’s work to protect sources of drinking water and local food, reduce Canadians’ exposure to toxic chemicals, and promote a clean economy.

*Seats are available on a first come, first served basis

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-570-2878 (cell);ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca