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August 22, 2017
Torontonians invited to attend Celebration of Life for Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell
Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away on July 7 at the age of 71.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at the Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St., and in the adjacent St. James Park.

Members of the public are invited to gather in St. James Park to celebrate McConnell's life. The service will be audio broadcast into the park.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following organizations:

Collective of Black Artists (
Online donations can be made at

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services (
Online donations can be made at

Riverdale Housing Animation Programs (
Online donations can be made at

Flags at City Hall, Metro Hall and the Toronto civic centres will be at half-mast on Friday. The book of condolence will be available at St. James Park on the day of the service. The online book of condolence will remain available at until the end of the service.

Members of the media are invited to attend to cover and broadcast the service. Audio feeds will be available inside the cathedral.

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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