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October 8, 2009
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief Bruce Farr will speak to the media about the findings in the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Toronto EMS Chief & General Manager Bruce Farr will update the media on the findings and recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care investigation regarding ambulance service to this call. He will make a statement reviewing the findings and recommendations of the report including the actions taken to date. His remarks will be followed by a question and answer session. Mr. Joseph Pennachetti, City Manager, will also be present to make a statement.

After the news conference, Chief Farr will speak to the media by appointment only.

When: Thursday, October 8

Where: Toronto EMS Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin Street, in the ground floor atrium.
There is no entrance to Headquarters off Dufferin Street -- you must enter off Lodestar Road.

Time: 1:30 p.m. Media invited to review the report recommendations prior to the conference

2:00 p.m. Press Conference

Parking: In the church parking lot north of headquarters on the west side of the dead end circle at the end of Lodestar Road
The closest subway stop is Downsview Station.

How to enter Headquarters: When leaving the church parking lot onto Lodestar find the second driveway leading past the ambulance garage and you will approach at the end of the drive a circular drive going past the front door. Enter there and check in with security for your pass.

Media technical requirements: Please contact Kim McKinnon below with any special needs in advance of the conference so they can be arranged.

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 livability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Kim McKinnon, Coordinator Public Information and Media, 416-392-2255,



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