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June 2, 2010
Toronto commemorates D-Day on June 6
The City of Toronto will commemorate the 66th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on June 6.

Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the D-Day invasion of France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.

Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will welcome veterans and the public, and D-Day veteran Edward "Teddy" O’Halloran will join the deputy mayor to proclaim “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2010.”

War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the ceremony. Program details are available at

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 contact:
Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol, City Clerk’s Office, 416-392-6745, cell: 416-989-2615,



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