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June 25, 2009
Cancelled Canada Day Events
The City of Toronto announced today that all City-run Canada Day events and those that had permits to take place on City property are cancelled. If the strike ends by the end of the weekend (Sunday, June 28), some of these events may be able to go ahead, on a modified basis.

The cancelled events include:
• Amesbury Canada Day, Amesbury Park
• Ashbridges Bay Fireworks
• Canada Day Event, Earlscourt Park
• Somali-Canada Day, Earl Bales Park
• Ontario Australian Football Championships, Colonel Samuel Smith Park
• Peanut Town Festival, Oriole Park – North
• East York Toronto Canada Day, Stan Wadlow Park
• MPP Canada Day Event - Don Valley West MPP, Flemingdon Park
• Shomoy Mela, Detonia Park
• Canada Day Celebrations, Thompson Memorial Park/ Miliken District Park
• Canada Day Celebration, St.James Park
• New Country Canada Day Jam, Woodbine Park
• 16th Annual Neighbours Together, Riverdale Park East
• Canada Day Festival, Kew Gardens
• Canada Day, Mel Lastman Square

All City-run scheduled events at Nathan Phillips Square, Metro Square, other civic squares and in parks have been cancelled due to the labour disruption. Some large special events that are not organized by the City are going ahead as scheduled.

The City provides numerous services that impact Torontonians every day and continues to work on reaching an agreement that is fair to employees, affordable to residents and businesses, and gives managers what they need to deliver services in a very diverse city.

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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call Access Toronto, seven days a week, 24 hours at day, at 416-338-0338

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