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October 14, 2005
Bargain buys at City of Toronto Public Auction
It's "Sold to the highest bidder!" at the City of Toronto Public Auction on
Saturday, October 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Bidding starts at 9:30 a.m., however interested buyers can have a preview of
the articles up for grabs beginning at 8 a.m. Vehicles go on sale at 10:30 a.m.

Big-ticket items and motorized equipment can be held with a deposit of $300
payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque, Master Card or Visa (a two per
cent premium will be added to all purchases if paying by credit card), with the
balance payable prior to pick-up. Purchases can be picked up after the auction
on Saturday, October 22, Sunday, October 23 or Monday, October 24 between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All purchases must be picked up by 5 p.m. on Monday,
October 24.

This giant, semi-annual auction offers the public a great opportunity to pick
up some real bargains. Items to go on the block include office equipment, cars,
trucks, and lawn equipment.

Organized by the City of Toronto's Purchasing and Materials Management
Division, the auction earns money for the municipal government and finds new
homes for hundreds of goods no longer needed by the City of Toronto.

For more information, call M. Wilson & Co. at 1-888-205-3331 or visit the
auction Web site at

Advance access for media is Thursday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the
Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Media contact:

Cindy Bromley
Finance Communications Manager



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