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September 11, 2009
Mayor Miller to officially open Zhong Hua Men Archway
Mayor David Miller will be joined by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth); Madame Zhu Taoying, Consul General of China; Dale Cheung, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Ron Tsin, Board Chair of the Toronto Parking Authority; members of the Zhong Hua Men Archway Organizing Committee and traditional Chinese lion dancers to officially open the Zhong Hua Men Archway. The archway is Toronto’s newest landmark and a symbol of co-operation between the City of Toronto and the Chinese community.

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: 573 Gerrard St. E. (southeast corner of Gerrard and Hamilton, a block west of Broadview Avenue)

The Zhong Hua Men Archway represents quintessential elements of Chinese culture and commemorates the early Chinese pioneers who built Canada’s transcontinental railway.

Following the official remarks and ribbon cutting, there will be a celebratory event held in Riverdale Park.

Media contacts:
Bernard Loh, Vice- President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Toronto East), 416-989-1555,
Stuart Green, Deputy Director of Communications, Mayor’s Office, 416-338-7119,
City Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 Toronto Danforth, 416-392-4060,
Eva Pyatt, Director, Economic Development, Business Services, 416-392-7183,



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