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November 7, 2005
Media Advisory - The world comes to Parkdale: City of Toronto unveils the Parkdale World Peace Monument
Tomorrow, Councillor Sylvia Watson and the Parkdale Village Business
Improvement Area (BIA) will officially unveil the Parkdale World Peace
Monument, a three metre in diameter globe and fountain.

The World Peace Monument, designed by Peter Dykhuis, represents the coming
together of many cultures in Parkdale and serves as a reminder of the benefits
of different cultures living alongside each other in peace. The monument's
features include copper tiles representing the oceans and light, with water and
vapour pulsating from within the globe alluding to the living, breathing
continents of the earth.

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Parkdale World Peace Monument, 1303 Queen St. W.

The World Peace Monument was financed by the City of Toronto's Economic
Development Capital Cost-Share Program in partnership with the BIA. The program
finances capital improvements on a 50/50 basis between the City of Toronto and
Business Improvement Areas. BIAs work to enhance their business environment in
a variety of ways, including improving the appearance of public space.

Refreshments and snacks will be served in a reception following the unveiling
in the community centre.

Media contacts:

Robert Mays
Toronto Economic Development

Dick Bacchus
Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area



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