FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday May 5, 2016
WINNERS OF GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST EN ROUTE TO TORONTO PEARSON FOR GALLERY EXHIBITION
Winners of Greenbelt Photo Contest en route to Toronto Pearson for gallery Exhibition
20 Winning Photos to be showcased at Malton Gallery in Terminal One as part of Photo Tour
As part of the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Greenbelt, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to host a photo competition featuring scenes from the Greenbelt. The winning photos are now going on tour through the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The twenty winning photographs will be on display at the Malton Gallery in Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport for travellers to enjoy. The winning photos, selected by a jury of professional photographers and creative employees from the three participating organizations, were featured in an exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg.
The photos capture stunning landscapes, agricultural, wildlife, and human subjects, and are touring the Greenbelt. The Malton Gallery at Toronto Pearson is the second stop on the tour, and highlights the natural and agricultural heritage Ontario offers residents and visitors alike.
“Toronto Pearson is a gateway to the region and reflects our surrounding community,” said Janine Gervais, Director, Passenger Services, GTAA. “The Greenbelt Photo exhibit is a perfect fit as it showcases the landscapes of the area in a stunning 20-piece collection for our passengers to enjoy as they pass through our airport.”
“Toronto Pearson may not be naturally associated with the Greenbelt for travellers, so this exhibit reminds us of what the Greenbelt has to offer in the backyard of major urban areas,” said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “The winning photos show the beauty and possibility of the world’s largest Greenbelt, now on display in Canada’s busiest airport.”
About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, active outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy. At nearly two million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect natural features. Learn more at: greenbelt.ca.
About Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA):
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and one of the largest in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2015, more than 41 million passengers passed through the airport. By the mid-2030s it is estimated Toronto will serve 65 million per year. As a global hub airport, Toronto Pearson positively contributes to the area’s economy by employing thousands, connecting travellers and goods, and attracting business from around the world. Learn more: torontopearson.com.
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
416-960-0001 ext. 306