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October 13, 2017
Freedom of the City to be reaffirmed on Sunday
During a public ceremony on Nathan Phillips Square, Deputy Mayor Stephen Holyday (Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre) will reaffirm the Freedom of the City granted to 32 Signal Regiment.

Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square

The ceremony marks the 110th anniversary of military signals in Toronto and will begin when 32 Signal Regiment marches onto Nathan Phillips Square. Comprised of full-time and part-time Reservists and Regular Forces, 32 Signal Regiment is the communication unit of 32 Canadian Brigade Group in the Greater Toronto Area. The unit was previously granted Freedom of the City in 1978.

The Freedom of the City is an ancient honour dating back to Roman times that is granted to military units allowing them the privilege to march into a city with drums beating, Colours flying and bayonets fixed. Today, this ceremonial honour is granted to a military unit with historic ties to the area in appreciation of its dedicated service.

More information about 32 Signal Regiment is available at

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