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November 28, 2008
Media Advisory: Toronto celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2008
The City of Toronto, together with its community partners, invites the public to take part in Toronto’s celebration of the annual International Day of People with Disabilities.

Date: Wednesday, December 3
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Villa Colombo, Sala Caboto, 40 Playfair Ave. (Playfair Avenue and Dufferin Street, south of Lawrence Avenue West)

At 10:05 a.m., Mayor David Miller will proclaim December 3 International Day of People with Disabilities in Toronto, and at 10:50 a.m. Councillor Adrian Heaps (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), Chair of the City’s Disability Issues Committee, will present the Unsung Hero scrolls, to recognize eight individuals for their contribution to the disability movement in Toronto. The event also provides information about community and City services and programs that support accessibility.

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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 numerous 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:
Councillor Adrian Heaps, Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest, Chair of the Disability Issues Committee, 416-392- 0213,
Randy Firth, Vision, Health Promotion Specialist, CNIB, 416-518-6643,



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