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June 3, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto Community Housing to make Lawrence Heights revitalization announcement
Derek Ballantyne, CEO of Toronto Community Housing, and David Mitchell, Chair of Toronto Community Housing’s Board of Directors, will join Toronto City Councillor Howard Moscoe and Toronto Chief Planner Gary Wright to make an important announcement about Toronto Community Housing plans to create a healthier and safer Lawrence Heights neighbourhood, and the City of Toronto’s Lawrence-Allen Revitalization Project, that will address broader planning and infrastructure issues. The day will start with a media briefing. Following that will be a bus tour of the Lawrence Heights community as well as a community meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 4

Media briefing
Time: 9 a.m. Media briefing
Location: 10 Old Meadow Lane (NE of Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd.)
North York, Ont.

Media tour of Lawrence Heights
Time: After media briefing - approximately 9:30 a.m.
Location: Gather outside 10 Old Meadow Lane

Note: Reporters are asked to confirm their spot by June 3 at noon

Community meeting
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Green space between 1 Replin Rd. and 3 Flemington Rd.
North York, Ont.

Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate income - about six per cent of the City of Toronto's population. These families, seniors, refugees, recent immigrants and people with special needs reside in 58,500 households in communities throughout Toronto.

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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Ferrier, Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Toronto Community Housing, 416-981-4252,
Ann Marie Nasr, Project Manager, Planning Division, City of Toronto, 416-395-7180,



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