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June 9, 2009
Steam locomotive rolling from Exhibition Place to Roundhouse Park
A giant steam locomotive (Canadian National Railways No. 6213) owned by the City of Toronto will be transported, starting at about midnight, from its current location at Exhibition Place to the Roundhouse Park for future public display.

Date: Wednesday, June 10
Time: 12:05 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Location: Multiple locations (details below)

On-site spokesperson: Gordon Lok, City of Toronto Project Co-ordinator, 416-990-4341 (cell)

The locomotive will be transported from its current location next to the Stanley Barracks at Exhibition Place along the eastbound and westbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard (portions of Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed by a police escort during this period). The transport vehicle and train will then turn left onto Rees Street, proceeding to Bremner Boulevard and the locomotive’s new Roundhouse Park location.

A high resolution photograph and a backgrounder on locomotive No. 6213 are available upon request.

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:
Lyla Miller, Senior Communications Co-ordinator, 416-397-5305, 416-717-1404(cell),



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