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June 26, 2008
City of Toronto welcomes the 2010 Canadian Open
Today, Mayor David Miller announced that Toronto will be hosting the 2010 Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club.

“It's a great honour for Toronto to host the 2010 Canadian Open," said Toronto Mayor David Miller. “This prestigious tournament will add even greater excitement to Toronto's roster of events for the summer of 2010. Visitors from around the globe will have the opportunity to enjoy our hospitality as we showcase our diversity and the city's proven ability to host international sports competitions.”

The City of Toronto’s Agenda for Prosperity outlines priority actions including strengthening and expanding Toronto’s international presence by pursuing new opportunities and markets by hosting major sporting events.

“This event will not only raise the profile of Toronto around the world but with some 100,000 people attending the tournament, the local community will realize great business activity,” said Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby of Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre, where St George’s Golf and Country Club resides.

The Canadian Open Golf Championship is the third oldest national golf championship in the world. It was first played in 1904 and last played in Toronto in 1968. In recent years, the Canadian Open has moved from the fall to the heart of the summer tourism season, leading to a growth in the event’s popularity.

The Canadian Open is Canada’s only PGA Tour event - a tour that is recognized as the pre-eminent golf circuit in the world and home to the very best players in the game. The host club is one of Canada’s premier golf facilities, the St. George’s Golf and Country Club, and is consistently ranked within the top 5 golf courses in Canada.

Approximately 1,700 volunteers will be recruited to help support the 2010 Canadian Open week.

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 contact:
Stuart Green, Mayor’s Office, City of Toronto, 416-338-7119,



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