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June 19, 2008
Media Advisory - Diversity is sweet: Pre-Pride Week celebration at Toronto long-term care home
True Davidson Acres, one of Toronto’s 10 long term care homes, will help kick off Pride Week by raising the rainbow flag at a celebration on June 21.

Toronto City Councillors Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) and Sandra Bussin (Ward 32 Beaches-East York) will be joined by Michael Prue, MPP (Beaches East-York), Maria Minna, MP (Beaches East-York), residents, their families and friends, staff and members of the community for this celebration. The event will include a tea dance, barbecue lunch and silent auction.

Date: Saturday, June 21
Times: Tea dance: 2 p.m.
Flag-raising: 3 p.m.
Barbecue: 3:30 p.m.
Silent auction: 4 p.m.
Location: True Davidson Acres, 200 Dawes Rd.

True Davidson Acres is committed to providing high quality care and service in a way that respects and supports all residents and values their beliefs, traditions, backgrounds and identities. This includes the creation of a welcoming community for residents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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:
Cheryl San Juan, Communications, Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-528-1800 (cell),



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