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August 24, 2010
Media Advisory: City to host ceremonial event for the naming of Jean Augustine Park
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, former MP (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate the naming of Jean Augustine Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Date: Thursday, August 26
Time: 4 to 7 p.m., ceremony at 5 p.m.
Location: 2115 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

In 1993 Jean Augustine became the first African Canadian woman elected to the Parliament of Canada, representing Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Ms. Augustine is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her work with youth, new Canadians and the status of women. Ms. Augustine also holds honourary doctorates of law from the University of Toronto, McGill UniversIty and University of Guelph.

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: Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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