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U of T event to raise awareness about water

September 13, 2011

TORONTO, ON – As the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to imple­ments a ban on the sale and dis­tri­b­u­tion of bot­tled water this fall, stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff are invit­ed to take part in a day of events designed to raise aware­ness about water and water con­sump­tion. The “On Tap Launch” will take place on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 15, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Will­cocks Com­mons (locat­ed at St. George Street and Will­cocks Street.)

Among oth­er things, the “On Tap Launch” will fea­ture:

-             A scav­enger hunt which will chal­lenge stu­dents, staff and fac­ul­ty to vis­it water sta­tions around cam­pus and pick up clues before com­plet­ing a water puz­zle at the Will­cocks Com­mon fin­ish line. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on the scav­enger hunt, vis­it

-          Water experts and sus­tain­abil­i­ty aware­ness groups on-hand to talk about tap water and answer ques­tions about water.

-          Water games: Stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff will be able to par­tic­i­pate in car­ni­val-style games and win prizes, while check­ing out splash pools and water bal­loons.

-          The City of Toronto’s water trail­er


 WHAT: “On Tap Launch”

 WHERE: Will­cocks Com­mons at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (locat­ed at St. George Street and Will­cocks Street)

 WHEN: Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event details avail­able at



For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:


Sarah Khan
Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coor­di­na­tor
Food Ser­vices, Ancil­lary Ser­vices
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to