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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