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August 12, 2010
Recipe for Community to be launched in St. James Town
  
Mayor David Miller and Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), together with John B. MacIntyre, Vice-Chair, Toronto Community Foundation Board of Directors, Tom Anselmi, Executive Vice-President and COO, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and Keiko Nakamura, CEO, Toronto Community Housing, will join residents to officially launch the Recipe for Community program in the St. James Town community.

Date: Friday, August 13
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St. E., Meeting Room A
Photo op: Mayor and others preparing food in the community centre kitchen

Recipe for Community is dedicated to community building - supporting the development of safe, vibrant, prosperous neighbourhoods. It features resident-inspired projects to strengthen the community's sense of opportunity, belonging and pride and to build skills and capacity-building initiatives. The focus is on food and nutrition, neighbourhood greening and beautification, community gatherings and youth engagement.

St. James Town residents will demonstrate skills newly acquired through training in cooking healthy foods, participating in a basketball clinic and repairing bicycles.

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:
Stuart Green, Office of Mayor Miller, 416-338-7119, stugreen@toronto.ca
Manjit Jheeta, Project Manager, Community Safety Partnerships & Innovations, Toronto Office of Partnerships, 416-392-8684, mjheeta@toronto.ca
Cher Jones, Senior Coordinator, Promotions and Communications, 416-392-5349, cjones5@toronto.ca
Simone Dalton, Media Relations & Communication Officer, Toronto Community Foundation,
416-921-2035, ext. 218, sdalton@tcf.ca
Kyle Rooks, Media Relations Consultant, Toronto Community Housing, 416-981-4347, kyle.rooks@torontohousing.ca
Alicia Erz, Coordinator Grants & Communications, MLSE Team Up Foundation,
416-815-6103, aerz@mapleleafsports.com




 

 

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