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September 11, 2017
Sod-turning ceremony for Canoe Landing multi-use facility in Toronto
Mayor John Tory and other dignitaries will join members of the community on Wednesday to celebrate the start of construction of the Canoe Landing multi-use facility.

The other dignitaries scheduled to participate are Councillor James Pasternak, (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the City's Community Development and Recreation Committee, Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Chair Robin Pilkey, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Chair Angela Kennedy, TDSB Trustee Ausma Malik and TCDSB Trustee Jo-Ann Davis.

Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Location: Southwest corner of Canoe Landing construction site

Note about location and parking: The site is adjacent to Canoe Landing Park, off Fort York Boulevard between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street. There will be limited parking at the site for members of the media; details, including a map, are available by emailing

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