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February 14, 2003
City of Toronto commemorates National Flag of Canada Day
The City of Toronto will fly the 15' x 30' Canadian flag on the main flagpole
of Nathan Phillips Square tomorrow to commemorate National Flag of Canada Day -
February 15. The City encourages all Canadians to celebrate this day by flying
the Canadian flag from their home or business.

"This is a special day in Toronto, as we celebrate the national flag of Canada
and the values it represents," said Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski. "As one
of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, Toronto in particular has
cause to celebrate our Canadian flag - a symbol of our shared values, vision
and sense of community."

This year marks the 38th anniversary of Canada's distinctive red and white
maple leaf flag. The flag first flew on February 15, 1965 from the Peace Tower
on Parliament Hill after being proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth II. The flag was
chosen from more than 2,600 submissions to a parliamentary committee.

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