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October 2, 2009
Fifth annual Mayor’s Cup tournament celebrates cricket in Toronto
Members of the media are invited to join Mayor David Miller, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation General Manager Brenda Patterson, Chair of Toronto Police Services Board Dr. Alok Mukherjee and Toronto cricketers in the fifth annual celebration of cricket. This sport is becoming increasingly popular among Torontonians and connects with the city's diverse communities.

The City of Toronto is partnering with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Royal Bank of Canada, Transat Holidays, corporate and media institutions to raise funds toward the Cricket Across the Pond scholarship program that will provide United Kingdom cricket training to the CIMA Toronto Mayor's X1 team.

The all-day event on Saturday will kick off at 8 a.m. in Sunnybrook Park with a demonstration by the Ontario Women's Cricket Development Program. Cricket matches between corporate-sponsored teams will take place throughout day, ending with an awards ceremony and closing remarks.

Date: Saturday, October 3

Event times:
8 to 9 a.m. Cricket demonstration
9 a.m. Official ceremony
10:30 a.m. Corporate sector games begin
4:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and closing remarks

Location: Sunnybrook Park, 1132 Leslie St.

This year's participating teams will be: CIMA Toronto Mayor's Team, Bell Canada, Toronto Police Services, TTC, GO Transit, Bombardier, Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), Rogers Cable, Globe and Mail, Metro News, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, CBC, Citytv/OMNI, ATN, RBC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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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