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October 17, 2003
Bargain buys at City of Toronto Public Auction
Hundreds of items for sale on Saturday, October 25

It's "Sold to the highest bidder!" at the City of Toronto Public Auction on
Saturday, October 25, at the Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Bidding starts at 9:30 a.m., however interested buyers can have a sneak preview
of the articles up for grabs beginning at 8 a.m. Vehicles go on sale at 10:30

Big-ticket items and motorized equipment can be held with a deposit of $300
payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque, Master Card or Visa (a 2 per
cent premium will be added to all purchases over $1000 if paying by credit
card) with the balance payable prior to pick-up. Purchases can be picked up
after the auction Saturday, October 25, Sunday, October 26, and Monday,
October, 27, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All purchases must be
picked up by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2003.

This giant, semi-annual auction offers the public a great opportunity to pick
up some real bargains. Items to go on the block include office equipment, cars,
trucks, motorcycles (Harley- Davidson bikes and side cars, and BMWs) lawn
equipment and bicycles.

Organized by the City of Toronto, Finance, Purchasing and Materials Management
Division, the auction earns money for the municipal government and finds new
homes for hundreds of goods no longer needed by the City of Toronto.

For more information, call McKenzie's Associated Auctioneers at 1-800-265-1906
or check the Auction Web site at

Editors' Note: Advance access for the media is Thursday, October 23 between 10
and 11 a.m. at
the Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Media contact:
Cindy Bromley, Finance Communications Manager, 416-392-4993



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