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August 7, 2009
Celebration of Ecuador’s Independence Day at Toronto City Hall
As part of a Friendship City agreement between the City of Toronto and the City of Quito, Ecuador, the City and the Ecuadorians Association of Ontario will host a flag raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall in celebration of Ecuador’s National Independence Day. In addition to the ceremony, the celebration will continue with the 2nd Annual Ecuadorian Festival, which will feature lunchtime performances, Ecuadorian food and merchandise. This event is free to the public.

National Independence Day Festivities:

Date: Monday, August 10

Noon - Flag raising ceremony
4 to 10 p.m. - Annual Ecuadorian Festival

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The Independence Day of the Republic of Ecuador is a national holiday in Ecuador that celebrates the achievements, traditions and culture of Ecuador. August 10, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Ecuador.

The City of Toronto and the City of Quito formed a Friendship Agreement in 2006 to provide both cities with a close relationship that will play a pivotal role in promoting cultural understanding, educational exchange and economic relations between the two cities.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Vanna Petropoulos, Investment Advisor, International, 416-397-5409,



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