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March 2, 2011
Public symposium focuses on poverty, housing and homelessness
The City of Toronto, Toronto Board of Trade and United Way Toronto will host a symposium on Friday, March 4 on the anniversary of the Senate report "In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness", co-authored by Senator Art Eggleton, a former Toronto mayor, and Senator Hugh Segal.

Led by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Chair, Affordable Housing Committee, this symposium will engage some 250 business, community and government stakeholders on actions being taken to support the recommendations of "In From the Margins", with reports from Board of Trade President and CEO Carol Wilding, United Way President and CEO Susan McIsaac and Sen. Eggleton. More information about the report and the symposium is available at

Date: Friday, March 4
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

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Media contacts:
Gil Hardy, Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto, 416-397-4701,
Caitlin Stidwill, United Way Toronto, 416-777-1444, ext. 396,
Scott Brownrigg, Toronto Board of Trade, 416-862-4514, cell: 416-277- 8847,



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