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December 7, 2016
Mayor Tory to speak about preparing Toronto for emergencies and extreme weather
Mayor John Tory will speak about developing a strategy to prepare Toronto for emergencies and extreme weather. This strategy includes retrofitting aging infrastructure to be energy efficient, building transit to encourage all modes of transportation and preparing for potential impacts of flooding and ice storms. Mayor Tory will address an audience of about 100 community leaders at a workshop on Thursday to kick start the development of a resilience strategy for Toronto.

The event, hosted in conjunction with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), stems from Toronto's recent acceptance into the 100RC Network, a global community of cities working to build urban resilience. Toronto's strategy will be developed over the next six to 12 months.

Date: Thursday, December 8
Location: Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place
8 to 9 a.m. Media registration. Media representatives will be asked to provide media identification because of limited space at the event for members of the media.
9 a.m. Remarks by Mayor John Tory and City Manager Peter Wallace, City of Toronto
10 a.m. Presentation about 100RC by Olivia Stinson, Associate Cities Director, 100 RC North America

More information about Toronto's membership in 100RC is available at Information about 100RC, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, is available at

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. 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 @TorontoComms.

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Valerie Cassells
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