Stand up for Toronto at Tuesday's game: Mayor|
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Mayor Mel Lastman today applauded Rogers Communications and the Toronto Blue
Jays for offering $1 tickets to Tuesday night's game at SkyDome - and invited
everyone in the City to join him in standing up for Toronto.
"If we can fill those stands we're going to send a powerful message to the
world," said Lastman, who along with the provincial and federal governments,
has demanded that the World Health Organization rescind its travel advisory.
"Toronto is safe - and people had better get down to SkyDome early because it's
going to be packed."
The Mayor said the Jays' initiative is one of many. The Royal Bank Financial
Group has offered relief to customers adversely affected by Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); Mirvish Productions has developed promotional
packages to draw in tourists and Air Canada is working on "super-cheap fares"
for the May long weekend as part of a "Canada Loves Toronto" campaign.
"There's room for more," Lastman said, reiterating his call for Toronto
businesses to come forward with promotional strategies of their own. "The more
organizations get involved, the faster we're going to recover."
Tickets to Tuesday's game can be purchased at the Blue Jays' box office at
SkyDome, through select Rogers Video outlets and at all Discover Communications
Wireless stores or by visiting www.bluejays.com.