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June 5, 2017
Media Advisory - City of Toronto to commemorate D-Day with ceremony at Nathan Phillips Square
Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East) and members of City Council will welcome veterans, their families and the public to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Date: Tuesday, June 6
Time: noon to 1 p.m. (ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Trooper Edward Stafford, who served during the Second World War in Italy and the United Kingdom, will speak. The event will begin with a short parade featuring Canadian military, City of Toronto first responders and others.

On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadian troops took part in the D-Day invasion when they landed on Juno Beach in Normandy, France. The allied invasion advanced the liberation of Europe during the Second World War.

The City of Toronto is also hosting a photo exhibit in the rotunda of City Hall to commemorate D-Day. Archival photographs taken during the war and personal images provided by D-Day veterans and their families will be on display until noon on June 9.

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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