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May 6, 2008
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller kicks-off the Toronto Challenge presented by
Mayor David Miller and hockey legend Doug Gilmour will kick-off the Toronto Challenge presented by with a jog/walk around the Reflecting Pool on Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Challenge is a 5k run, 5k walk and 1k fun-walk with a goal to raise funds to enhance life for both seniors served by Toronto’s Homes for the Aged and seniors served by the more then 50 community service agencies who are partners in the event. Sponsors and fundraising partners work together to celebrate physical activity and community spirit, while raising funds to help improve the quality of life for Toronto seniors.

The Toronto Challenge presented by will take place on Sunday, June 8. Details are available online at or by calling 416-392-8911.

At the kick-off, Mayor Miller and Mr. Gilmour will be joined by Toronto City Councillors, Vice-President Nick Ametrano, seniors, children, youth, agency representatives, volunteers and staff as they get ready for the big race in one month.

Date: Thursday, May 8
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: West end of the Reflecting Pool, Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Toronto Homes for the Aged are owned and operated by the City of Toronto and are accountable to City Council. As a major provider of long-term care in Toronto, the division offers a continuum of care and services for clients in the community and residents in the 10 homes. The division’s reputation is one of high quality service, innovation and creating a real sense of home for people across Toronto in a variety of living arrangements.

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:
Erin Mulcahey-Abbott, Manager, Fundraising/Volunteer Programs, Homes for the Aged, 416-392-8489 or



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