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June 4, 2009
Toronto commemorating D-Day on June 6
The City of Toronto will commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on June 6.

On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the “D-Day” invasion of France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.

Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) will welcome veterans and the public, and will present the Mayor's Address on behalf of Mayor David Miller. D-Day veterans Al Armstrong and Martin Maxwell will join Councillor Davis to proclaim “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2009.”

Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

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

War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the ceremony. Program details are available at

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:
Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol, City Clerk’s Office, 416-392-6745,



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