Children Offered Free Admission to City Historic Sites to Celebrate the Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child |
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On Saturday, November 21, the City's historic sites will offer free admission to children (12 years and under) in honour of the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child. Take the family to one of these great museums (does not include specially-ticketed events or pre-registered programs). Visit the website for details: http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/rightsofthechild.htm
1 Colborne Lodge Dr. (just north of the Queensway), limited free parking, 416-392-6916
Fort York National Historic Site
100 Garrison Rd. (north of Fort York Boulevard), free parking, 416-392-6907
Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge St. (north of the North York Centre Subway), limited free parking, 416-395-7432
82 Bond St. (two blocks east of Eaton Centre, south of Dundas), paid parking, 416-392-6915
4709 Dundas St. W. (at Islington), free parking, 416-394-8113
1007 Brimley Rd. (in Thomson Memorial Park), free parking, 416-338-8807
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
285 Spadina Rd. (next door to Casa Loma), paid parking next door at Casa Loma, 416-392-6910
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre
67 Pottery Rd. (bottom of Pottery Road, west of Broadview), free parking, 416-396-2819
"As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child it remains important that we listen to children and their ideas for making Toronto a more liveable place for them," said Mayor David Miller. "By building on our past accomplishments and celebrating our history, we can build an even better city for future generations."
November 20, 2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which spells out the basic human rights to which children and youth everywhere are entitled. The celebration of the Convention reaffirms the City’s commitment to serving children and marks the beginning of a new process of engaging Toronto’s children in a dialogue about what city services should be like in the future.
"The City of Toronto delivers a broad array of high-quality programs that support children and families throughout the City," said Councillor Janet Davis, Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee. "November 20th is a day to celebrate the progress we've made while recommitting ourselves to building the best City for children we can."
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.
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