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June 19, 2017
Sunrise ceremony and permanent flag installation on National Aboriginal Day at Toronto City Hall
The City of Toronto will be hosting National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Toronto City Hall on Nathan Phillips Square with a sunrise ceremony followed by a permanent flag installation of five Indigenous flags including Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Six Nations, Huron-Wendat, Métis and Inuit. Mayor John Tory will read the Proclamation for National Aboriginal Day in Toronto.

National Aboriginal Day takes place annually on June 21 across Canada. On this day, the public is encouraged to recognize the unique history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada.

Date: Wednesday, June 21
Time: 5:30 a.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Note: Video and/or audio recording of the Sunrise Ceremony is not permitted during the ceremony, out of respect for the sacred and traditional protocols for ceremonies and Indigenous Peoples. The permanent flag installation presentation immediately following the sunrise ceremony can be filmed/recorded.

More information is available at

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Chris Fernandes
Strategic Communications



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