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June 11, 2009
Torontonians raise funds for seniors at the Toronto Challenge presented by
On Sunday, June 14, Toronto residents, representatives of Toronto’s long-term care homes and services and members of agencies and organizations that support seniors will come together to take part in a run/walk to raise money for Toronto seniors.

Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: 9 a.m. (aerobics warm-up), 9:30 a.m. (race starts), 10:30 a.m. (awards presentations)
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St.

Toronto Challenge participants who have stories about why the event is important to them, how much money they have raised over the years and why they continue to take part in the event will be available to the media for interviews. Pre-registered participants range in age from four months to 100 years old.

The Toronto Challenge is the premier fundraising event for the City of Toronto’s long-term care homes and the 50-plus community agencies that provide service to seniors. The event features the 5-km run, Nissan Canada Foundation 5-km walk and a 1-km fun walk. Fitness classes, barbecues, large print books and therapeutic gardens are all made possible through money raised at the challenge.

Registration to participate in the event is open up to and including race day. Visit for more information.

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:
James Buttivant, Communications and Marketing Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-397-5301, 416-892-2506 (cell),



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