MEDIA ADVISORY ATTENTION: EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS Mayor Miller to cut the "Green Ribbon" launching DOORS OPEN at Steam Whistle & their partnership with green electricity supplier, Bullfrog Power WHAT: DOORS OPEN PRESS LAUNCH with a ‘Green Building’ focus WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 WHERE: Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto TIME: Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 12:30pm to 1:00pm Refreshments to follow IN ATTENDANCE: Mayor David Miller Steam Whistle Founders, Cam Heaps & Greg Taylor Tom Heintzman, President Bullfrog Power Eva Ligeti, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership One weekend, once a year, DOORS OPEN celebrates Toronto's architecture with more than one hundred and forty of Toronto's most historic and or architecturally significant buildings opening their doors to the public. This year’s focus is on eco-friendly buildings and Steam Whistle Brewing is one of those 21 designated 'green' buildings. Steam Whistle celebrates these environmentally conscious features: Steam Whistle Brewing is newly Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity from Bullfrog Power’s wind and low-impact hydro generation sources. Steam Whistle Brewing has chosen Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling in lieu of conventional CFC Air Conditioners. This cold energy comes from naturally chilled water drawn through intake pipes 83 meters below the surface of Lake Ontario, using only the coldness, not the actual water. Steam Whistle uses efficient steam from Enwave’s District Heating Plant to boil water in brewing, to wash their beer bottles, in climate-control and to sound- off their functioning steam whistles. Many elements in making Steam Whistle’s all natural Pilsner support Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. The 'spent' grain from brewing is reused as farmer's feed. The brewery’s green glass bottle can be used twice as long as the industry bottle. The painted label eliminates glue and paper from entering run-off water in manufacturing. All packaging materials (cardboard, shrink-wrap, broken glass) are collected for recycling from operations. Biodegradable cups are used to serve their draught beer at outdoor events. Cam Heaps and Greg Taylor, founders of Steam Whistle Brewing will play host to the press launch for 2007 Doors Open. They hold a special place in their hearts for this city- wide festival having opened their brewery doors to the public seven years ago for the very first time on the inaugural Doors Open weekend, May 2000. On Wednesday May 23, 2007 Steam Whistle celebrates their new partnership with Bullfrog Power, and Mayor Miller will officiate at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Bullfrog Power’s Founder and President, Tom Heintzman, will promote the 100% green electricity supplier’s praiseworthy methods. Eva Legiti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership will discuss CAP’s goals and how CAP was the force behind focusing Doors Open on ‘green’ buildings this year. You and/or a media representative are invited to attend Steam Whistle Brewing on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Please note: Media are welcome to this great photo and interview opportunities. The ceremony will begin at 12:30 pm and will run until 1:00 pm. A light lunch and beverages will be served immediately after. Issued By/Media Contact: Stephen Murdoch, Communications Consultant OEB International Cell (905) 932-1279 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org About Steam Whistle Brewing Steam Whistle, an independent brewery housed in Toronto’s historic CPR John St. Roundhouse just south of the CN Tower, has a singular focus: to make just one beer of exceptional quality that Canadians can be proud of. We brew our refreshing Pilsner with traditional brewing methods and only four, natural ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast - all GMO-free. There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff. Founded in 1998 and opened in 2000, the brewery was named Steam Whistle, drawing from the inspirational sounds of steam rushing from factory whistles, signaling the end of a fulfilling workday and a time for personal reward. Steam Whistle Pilsner is shipped fresh to hundreds of Ontario Beer Stores, LCBO outlets and licensed bars and restaurants, and we are growing, now shipping beer to Alberta as part of our focus on being Canada’s Premium Pilsner. Critics have honoured us with many awards over the years, and proudly, our independently-owned brew is now one of the top ten selling premium brands in Ontario Beer Stores. To learn more about what we do really, really well visit www.steamwhistle.ca . Doors Open at Steam Whistle Brewing Open: Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2007 - from 10am to 5pm with the last FREE tour starting at 4:30pm. Brewery tours and beer sampling, archival displays, model train displays, miniature steam train rides, historical interpretation of artifacts, musical entertainment, refreshments for sale. About Doors Open Toronto Toronto Culture is proud to present the 8th annual Doors Open Toronto on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2007. One weekend, once a year - when up to 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors FREE to the public for a city-wide celebration. The special focus this year is on new and retrofit green, sustainable buildings. This festival allows visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience. Some are kid-friendly. For complete listing information, visit www.doorsopen.org About Bullfrog Power Bullfrog Power™ is a 100-per-cent-green electricity retailer in Ontario that sources electricity exclusively from wind and low-impact water power producers who meet or exceed the federal government's EcoLogoM standard for renewable energy. Bullfrogpowered™ customers’ electricity dollars support clean, renewable electricity from producers who are displacing polluting and CO2-emitting electricity on the Ontario grid. Bullfrog Power has pledged 10 per cent of company profits to organizations that promote sustainability. Visit Bullfrog Power on the web at www.bullfrogpower.com .