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June 2, 2010
Mayor David Miller and Grammy-nominated Melanie Fiona to celebrate youth and neighbourhoods at Metro Square
Join Mayor David Miller and Grammy-nominated recording artist Melanie Fiona as they host Invest+Empower=Achieve, a free celebration of Toronto youth and neighbourhoods.

Date: Monday, June 7
Time: 6 p.m. (event will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
Location: Metro Square, behind Metro Hall, 55 John St.
Refreshments will be served

The public is invited to take part in this community event, which celebrates the successful conclusion of the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on making a Safe City Safer.

The event will showcase the achievements of the many programs, investments and individuals that have contributed to community safety since the inception of the panel in April 2004. This free event will also feature a live DJ, talented Hip Hop and R'n'B artists, breakdancers, spoken word, live mural painting, community voices and an on-site social media team.

Melanie Fiona, a Toronto artist, has roots in the Jane and Finch community. She actively mentors young people in the Remix Project - an arts, cultural and life skills incubator for youth that was initiated through the Mayor's Advisory Panel. The Remix Project is an active member of the panel.

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Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Shane Gerard, Senior Coordinator, Promotions and Communications, 416-397-5711 or 647-269-6428,
Cher Jones, Senior Coordinator, Promotions and Communications, 416-392-5349,



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