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September 30, 2008
Media Advisory: Mayor Miller kicks off Toronto Walking Festival
Mayor David Miller will be joined by Councillor Bill Saundercook, Chair of the City’s Pedestrian Committee (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park), and Councillor Karen Stintz (Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence) to kick off the Toronto Walking Festival, a celebration of walking in the city.

Following the Mayor’s remarks, Councillors Saundercook and Stintz will lead participants in a brief tour to see some of the pedestrian enhancements and walking activities that promote walking in Toronto. The tour will highlight the pedestrian priority intersection, Discovery Walks, coordinated street furniture, WalkIntoHealth and other activities and events.

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: noon
Location: Walk begins at south east corner of Nathan Phillips Square (near Bay St. and Queen St.)

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 contact: Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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