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June 20, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto celebrates Pride Week at long-term care home
On Tuesday, June 24, residents of Fudger House, one of Toronto’s 10 long-term care homes, will recognize and celebrate Pride Week by raising a rainbow flag. Toronto City Councillors Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Kyle Rae (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join residents, staff and community members at the event.

The celebration will include a barbecue lunch and an opportunity for residents and guests to embrace all cultures, faiths and sexual orientations.

Fudger House is one of three homes that have developed a gay-positive culture with services for residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Date: Tuesday, June 24
Times: flag-raising at 11:45 a.m.; barbecue celebration at noon
Location: Fudger House, 439 Sherbourne St.

The City of Toronto's Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division strives to be a leader in long-term care. The division is recognized for the provision of high quality care and services, and for its commitment to working in partnership with families. Long-Term Care Homes and Services is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

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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