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June 4, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto to commemorate D-Day on June 6
The City of Toronto will commemorate the 64th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on Friday, June 6.

On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the “D-Day” invasion of France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.

Mayor David Miller will welcome veterans and the public, and D-Day veteran Jan de Vries will join the mayor to proclaim “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2008.”

Date: Friday, June 6
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the ceremony.

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:
Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol, City Clerk’s Office, 416-392-6745,



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