TORONTO � �Green Force�, a new television series that features the beautification of different areas of Toronto, unveiled a new and improved public play space in Regent Park.
During 10 days of preparation, the show filmed renovations and improvements to an old basketball court and playground area in north Regent Park, near the corner of Oak and River streets. The basketball court had been in need of attention and the playground was an empty space where a play structure used to stand.
A number of invited guests � including Fred Jones from the Toronto Raptors basketball club and Mayor David Miller � joined residents as this new public space was celebrated.
The makeover was made possible through the generous contributions of a number of sponsors including: Jordan Designs, a landscape architectural firm; The Rotary Club � Forest Hills; Housing Services Inc.; the Canadian Union of Public Employees (C.U.P.E.), Local 416; Miller Compost; and, Angelo�s Garden Centre.
�This project is a terrific example of how different kinds of organizations can partner to create something special for the community,� says Derek Ballantyne, CEO of Toronto Community Housing. �On behalf of Toronto Community Housing and Regent Park residents, I would like to thank �Green Force� and all of the sponsors for creating this new space that will become a hub of positive activity for people of all ages in the neighbourhood.�
�Green Force� is produced by Tricon Films and Television for HGTV. �Green Force� will air in the spring of 2007.