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April 29, 2005
Drug strategy Town Hall meetings begin next week
The first Town Hall meeting to discuss Toronto’s drug strategy will be held
this coming Monday, May 2.

"We want to hear from residents their specific ideas before we present any
recommendations to City Council," said Councillor Kyle Rae, chair of Council’s
Drug Strategy reference group. "We are encouraging people to attend these
meetings to help create a comprehensive approach to substance use in our city."

Dates and locations:

Monday, May 2
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
(McCowan & 401)

Tuesday, May 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
YMCA Central
Auditorium, 2nd Floor
20 Grosvenor Street
(Yonge & College)

Thursday, May 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Elmbank Community Centre
10 Rampart Road
(Martingrove & Finch)

Tuesday, May 10
6:30-9:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre
5110 Yonge St.
North York Memorial Community Hall
Burgundy Room
(Yonge & Sheppard)

The four Town Hall meetings are part of a wider consultation that includes
focus groups within sectors and partnerships with community stakeholders.
Background information and an online survey can be found at

Note to Editors: Councillor Rae will be available for media interviews on
Tuesday, May 3 at the YMCA Town Hall meeting.

Media contact:

Frank Giorno
Toronto Public Health



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