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September 2, 2010
Media Advisory: City of Toronto to celebrate the Canadian Navy's 100th year
Join Toronto Mayor David Miller, Toronto Police Services Chief Bill Blair and Commander Matthew Davies from Toronto's Naval Reserve Division, HMCS YORK, in celebrating the Canadian Naval Service's centenary year. To mark this occasion, a special Freedom of the City event will be held at Nathan Phillips Square on September 3.

Members of the HMCS YORK will be marching through the streets of Toronto on Friday. The City of Toronto will proclaim Friday, September 3, 2010 as Naval Day in honour of the 100th anniversary.

Date: Friday, September 3
7 p.m. - The naval parade will begin at the intersection of Front and Yonge streets and will proceed north on Yonge Street and west on Queen Street toward City Hall.
7:20 p.m. - The parade will arrive at Nathan Phillips Square, with speeches there shortly after the parade's arrival.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Freedom of the City is a prized honour that cities across Canada have bestowed over the years to allow a naval or military unit to march in their communities.

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: RoseMarie Demarco, City of Toronto, 416-392-8191,



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