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August 31, 2017
Nomination deadline extended for Toronto's annual Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards
The City of Toronto has extended the nomination deadline by about two weeks for the 2017 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. Residents are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards, which are the City's highest honour to recognize people or programs that have made a difference in Toronto by working to eliminate discrimination and break down barriers to equality.

The revised deadline for nominations is Monday, September 18 at 4 p.m.

Nominees must be Toronto residents, groups or programs. It is easy to submit a nomination online or by mail. More information, including past recipients, is available at

The five Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards consist of the Indigenous Affairs Award; the Access Award on Disability Issues; the Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women; the Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans and Two-Spirit Issues; and the William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award.

Nominations are made by the public and recipients are selected by a panel of community members with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards. Winners will be announced in the fall and an awards ceremony will be held at City Hall in December.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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