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April 23, 2009
Discover Ecuadorian art at City Hall
  
As part of a Friendship City agreement between Toronto and the City of Quito in Ecuador, the City of Toronto and the Association of Ecuadorians in Ontario will host the opening ceremonies to launch the week-long Ecuadorian Art Exhibit at Toronto City Hall. The exhibit will feature prominent Ecuadorian artists from both Ecuador and Toronto with works that combine indigenous creativity and the ancestral inheritance of Ecuador.

Opening Ceremony:

Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., (Rotunda)

The opening ceremony will be open to the public and will feature a rare collection of Ecuadorian stamps, musical performances and presentations. The art exhibit is also free and will be open to the public for viewing from April 27 to May 1.

The City of Toronto and the City of Quito formed a Friendship Agreement in 2006 in hopes of providing 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, City of Toronto Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, 416-397-5409, vpetropo@toronto.ca



 

 

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