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March 2, 2010
Media Advisory - Mayor Miller and Dennis Lee to launch Heritage Toronto Legacy Plaques Program
Mayor David Miller and Toronto's first Poet Laureate, Dennis Lee, will be joined at City Hall by representatives of Heritage Toronto and the Toronto Legacy Project to launch the Heritage Toronto Legacy Plaques Program.

The plaques celebrate some of Toronto’s notable artists, thinkers and scientists at the places where they lived or worked. The inaugural plaques will honour prominent writers and poets Milton Acorn, Margaret Avison, Morley Callaghan, Robertson Davies, Gwendolyn MacEwen and E.J. Pratt.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The Toronto Legacy Project was established by renowned writer (and Toronto’s first Poet Laureate) Dennis Lee in 2002 to celebrate Toronto’s notable artists, scientists and thinkers by weaving their names into the cityscape. Initially focused on naming or re-naming facilities, such as Oscar Peterson Place (at the Toronto Dominion Centre), Glenn Gould Place (formerly Metro Square), and George Faludy Parkette (at St. Mary’s and St. Nicholas Streets), the Toronto Legacy Project is currently focusing on this new plaques program.

Heritage Toronto works with Toronto’s residents to advocate for, preserve and promote greater appreciation of our city's rich heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto works to heighten awareness of our shared history by providing city-wide programs and services.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Jane Scarffe, Communications Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-397-4062,
Dennis Lee, Founder, Toronto Legacy Project, 416-530-1351,



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