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April 2, 2005
Mayor offers condolences on the death of His Holiness John Paul II
On behalf of the City of Toronto, Mayor David Miller offers his condolences on
the death of His Holiness John Paul II. Torontonians had a special relationship
with the Pope, who visited the City in 1984 to dedicate the Peace Garden in
Nathan Phillips Square and most recently in 2002 for World Youth Day.

“It is with great sorrow that we learned of the death of His Holiness John Paul
II - one of the great religious teachers of our time,” said Mayor David Miller.
“His Holiness John Paul II, spiritual leader of one billion Roman Catholics,
inspired people around the world with his love of humanity, his compassion for
the poor and his commitment to world peace. He will be deeply missed.”

Flags will be lowered to half-mast at City Hall and the five civic centres
until sunset on the day of His Holiness’s funeral. In addition, books of
condolence will be available at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
tomorrow, April 3, and at each of the five civic centres starting Monday, April

The books will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Toronto City
Hall, and from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at City’s civic centres.

The City's civic centres are located at:
East York: 850 Coxwell Ave. (at Mortimer Avenue)
Etobicoke: 399 The West Mall (at Burnhamthorpe Road)
North York: 5100 Yonge St. (at North York Centre subway station)
Scarborough: 150 Borough Dr. (McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road area)
York: 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. (just west of Trethewey Drive / Keele Street).

Media contacts:
Patchen Barss
Office of the Mayor
416-338-7134 or 416-527-3486 (cell)

Brad Ross
City of Toronto Media Relations
416-392-8937 or 416-919-6503 (cell)



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