News Release

December 1, 2010

Toronto celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2010

The City of Toronto, together with community, business and private sector partners, invites the media and the public to take part in Toronto’s sixth-annual celebration of the International Day of People with Disabilities.

Date:      Friday, December 3
Time:      9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave.

Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday (Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre) will present the awards to the recipients of the Unsung Heroes awards. The award acknowledges individuals who have previously been unrecognized for their contribution to the disability movement in Toronto. The event also highlights poets whose work gives personal insights into various aspects of living with a disability. Artists with disabilities will display and sell their art. There are displays providing information on community and City services and programs that support accessibility.

For background information, visit the City’s Diversity webpage: http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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