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October 1, 2009
Mayor Miller and Councillor Mammoliti to mark UN’s World Habitat Day
  
Mayor David Miller and Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of Toronto’s Affordable Housing Committee, will mark World Habitat Day Monday, October 5 by signing a large-format version of the City of Toronto’s new Housing Charter.

The City Hall event will also honour Toronto’s Home Ownership Alternatives for being one of nine worldwide finalists for the United Nations’ 2008-2009 World Habitat Awards. Participants will include the City’s affordable housing partners from the private and non-profit sectors.

What: City of Toronto World Habitat Day celebration
When: Monday, October 5
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Photo Ops: Charter signing and plaque presentation start at 9 a.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room 1

The Toronto Housing Charter - Opportunity for All, the first in Canada, is a key part of Housing Opportunities Toronto-An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020, passed by City Council on August 5, 2009. Individual copies of the signed charter will be available.

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its responsibility for the future of the human habitat. The theme of this year’s World Habitat Day is ‘Planning our Urban Future.'

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:
Gil Hardy, Affordable Housing Office, 416- 397-4701, ghardy@toronto.ca




 

 

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