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October 1, 2009
City renames park in honour of Dennis Flynn
Councillor Doug Holyday (Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre) and City of Toronto representatives will honour the many contributions of the late Dennis Flynn to the residents of the former Borough of Etobicoke, with a new playground installation, a sign unveiling ceremony and a community barbecue.

Special guest speaker: Mary Flynn-Guglietti, daughter of Dennis Flynn

Date: Saturday, October 3
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ceremony: noon
Location: Former West Mall Park, 360 The West Mall

Dennis Flynn served both as mayor and councillor for Etobicoke, and was a member of the Toronto Police Services Board. Flynn received the Order of Ontario in 2001 for his years of dedicated service. Flynn was a decorated Second World War veteran and was made an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Toronto Scottish Regiment.

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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