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June 27, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto rings out in celebration of Québec’s 400th anniversary
Join Mayor David Miller, as Toronto participates in a nationwide event, Ring out Together, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City.

Joining with other cities across Canada, Mayor Miller will sound the 50-bell carillon at Exhibition Place 11 times at 11 a.m., the time historians estimate that Samuel de Champlain landed in Québec in 1608. To further commemorate this historic event, the bells will ring out for an additional 400 seconds to the melody of Happy Birthday, à la Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier style.

Date: Thursday, July 3
Time: 10:55 a.m. (Mayor’s remarks); 11 a.m. (bells ring out)
Location: Bandshell Bell Tower (formerly Carlsberg Carillon), Exhibition Place

For more information about Ring out Together, visit

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:
Francine Antonio, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5318,



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