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June 28, 2007
Uniting Toronto’s young leaders and building a safer future for all
Toronto’s youth are making tremendous contributions throughout our city everyday. From all city corners, young people are carrying out important initiatives in almost all aspects of community development, from stances against violence to education to civic engagement and to the environment.

The Toronto Youth Cabinet and Blockheadz (Building Links On Community Korners) hosted the 2nd annual Unity Gala, Toronto’s premier youth leadership event, tonight at the Docks Entertainment Complex. The Unity Gala brought together the best and brightest young people who are changing the fabric of our city through their tenacity, ingenuity, dedication and commitment.

“They are building stronger communities and brighter futures for Torontonians,” said Councillor Shelley Carroll (Ward 33 Don Valley East) and Toronto Youth Advocate.

“The Unity Gala presents an exciting opportunity to honour these young people for their work and provide a venue to celebrate, network and share ideas with other leaders in the community,” said William Mendes, Executive Member, Toronto Youth Cabinet.

The overriding objective of the Unity Gala was to unite these vibrant leaders, foster new relationships and celebrate the contributions of our City’s young leaders. The event also provided an opportunity for Toronto’s business and political communities to meet and exchange ideas with 500 youth leaders of today and tomorrow.

The 2nd annual Unity Gala was presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto, and supported by Centennial College, the Docks Entertainment Complex, en Ville Event Design and Catering, Centennial College, the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board, Bell Canada, Coach Canada, Children's Aid Foundation, Corus Entertainment, IBM, SONYBMG Music Canada, Standard Radio, TD Bank, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Toronto Police Services Board, Toshiba, EMI Music Canada, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, Flow 93.5 and Toronto Community News.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
William Mendes, Executive Member, Toronto Youth Cabinet, 647-898-9457
Hassan Jama, Unity Gala Lead Organizer, 416-856-3292



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