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December 2, 2011
Mayor Ford to launch 2011 City of Toronto Toy Drive
To help those in need this holiday season, Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Manager Joseph Pennachetti will launch the 2011 City of Toronto Toy Drive today. The Mayor, City Manager and a few young helpers will start the drive by building the first pile of toys.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The toys and gift cards collected at City sites will be equally distributed through established toy drive programs run by Global Toronto/Toronto Firefighters and CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish that help Toronto children and families in need during the holidays.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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