Media Advisory
June 17, 2015

City officials and staff, along with businessman William Meany, will join members of the community to celebrate the opening of the William Meany Maze with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Date: Friday, June 19
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Centre Island, Avenue of the Island (over the bridge, to the right).

In 2012, the original Toronto Island hedge maze was dismantled after being crowded out by a cluster of nearby trees. Meany donated $200,000 to provide the materials and equipment required to rebuild the maze. The original 1967 blueprints by the late Peter Vanderwerf, landscape designer, were used to guide the restoration.

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