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June 27, 2011
City of Toronto to raise the rainbow flag and proclaim Pride Week today
Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 11 York South-Weston) representing Mayor Rob Ford, and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join Pride Week co-chairs Francisco Alvarez and Margaret Ngai, and International Grand Marshal Angie Umbac at a flag-raising ceremony today to officially proclaim June 24 to July 3 as Pride Week in Toronto.

Following the flag raising, Councillors Nunziata and Wong-Tam will participate in the unveiling of a painting of the rainbow flag flying at City Hall by local artist George MacIntyre - also taking place on the square.

Date: Monday, June 27
Time: Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Pride Week, now in its 31st year, is a cultural festival of Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and transsexual community. A complete listing of all Pride events is available at

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