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September 24, 2009
City of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to name new park in honour of Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) will join Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel and representatives of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the official opening of Paul E. Garfinkel Park.

Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 1071 Queen St. W. (Corner of Queen Street and White Squirrel Way, just west of Ossington Avenue)

Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel is the president and CEO of CAMH. The City of Toronto is naming the park in his honour in recognition of his significant contributions to improving mental health care in the City of Toronto and Canada - as president and CEO of CAMH, Dr. Garfinkel has been the guiding force in the redevelopment of the mental health facility.

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:
Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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