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January 6, 2017
Mayor Tory invites Toronto residents to his annual Winter Skate Party on Sunday
Mayor John Tory and members of City Council invite residents to join them this Sunday at the Mayor's annual Winter Skate Party at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Etobicoke.

This fun, family event gives the public an opportunity to celebrate the new year with the Mayor and members of Council. Free skate rentals will be available. In addition to skating, there will be games, music, activities and special appearances by Toronto Maple Leafs alumni as part of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Winter Week festivities.

Event: Mayor's Winter Skate Party
Date: Sunday, January 8
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.

The event will be held rain or shine. Members of the public are encouraged to take public transit or car pool as parking is available but limited. Media should check in with event staff upon arrival for parking information.

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 will honour 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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Keerthana Kamalavasan
Office of the Mayor

Eric Holmes
Strategic Communications



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