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May 15, 2017
Launch event for countdown to annual Toronto Challenge
The City of Toronto will officially begin the countdown to the Toronto Challenge, presented by, tomorrow. Funds raised for the annual event benefit clients and residents of the City of Toronto's Long-Term Care Homes & Services and more than 40 community agencies that provide support to seniors and vulnerable people across the city.

Date: Tuesday, May 16
Times: 12:30 p.m.
Location: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre, 313 Pharmacy Ave.

Remarks will be made by Reg Paul, General Manager of Long Term Care Homes & Services; Nick Ametrano, Vice President of; and Carla Beaton, Vice President of Clinical Innovations & Quality Improvement from Medical Pharmacies Group Limited.

The Toronto Challenge will be held on Sunday, June 11 at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., and includes the 5K run, the Medical Pharmacies 5K walk and 1K fun walk.

More information is available at

Long-Term Care Homes & Services are leaders in excellence and ground-breaking services for healthy aging with a commitment to CARE – Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

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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