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February 11, 2005
City of Toronto commemorates National Flag of Canada Day
The City of Toronto will raise a large Canadian flag on the main flagpole of
Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15 to
commemorate National Flag of Canada Day.

Mayor David Miller and HMCS Toronto Commander Stuart Moors will raise a flag
that HMCS Toronto flew during a recent deployment to the Arabian Gulf. The
Mayor will present the City of Toronto's official proclamation of National Flag
of Canada Day to Commander Moors and a combined crew from HMCS Toronto and HMCS
York will perform the Navy Flag-Raising Ceremony.

"This is a special day in Toronto, as we celebrate the national flag of Canada
and the values it represents," said Mayor Miller. "As one of the most
culturally diverse cities in the world, Toronto has particular cause to
celebrate our flag, which is a symbol of our shared values, vision and sense of

The City encourages all Canadians to celebrate this day by flying the Canadian
flag from their home or business. This year marks the 40th anniversary of
Canada's distinctive red and white maple leaf flag. The flag first flew on
February 15, 1965 from the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa after being
proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth II. A parliamentary committee chose the design of
the flag from more than 2,600 submissions.

Media contact:
Heather McCallum, Protocol Officer, City of Toronto, 416-392-7805



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