Duke of York Pub Turns 40!

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Please join us on Thursday, September 29th as we celebrate the 40th birthday of the Duke of York pub. Located in The Annex, the Duke of York has a special place in Toronto's history as it was the first British pub in the city. Pop in to celebrate and enjoy live music, fun giveaways, and of course, cake and beer!

For every glass of beer sold between 11 a.m. and 1 a.m., the Duke of York will donate $1 to the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada – Ontario, to help ensure that this youth development program remains accessible and barrier-free to all young people including at-risk youth and youth living in low socio-economic situations.

About the Duke of York
The Duke of York has served and entertained thousands of guests since 1976. It is that warm, inviting place in the neighbourhood where everyone is welcome. Over the years, the Duke of York has hosted residents of The Annex, families, University of Toronto students, tourists and even the occasional celebrity looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a pint or two.

Strong partnerships over the years with neighbours such as Hart House Theatre, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Yonge Bloor Bay Association and UofT's Varsity Blues have cemented the pub's place in The Annex community. Partnering with local organizations has always been important to the Duke of York and these neighbourhood relationships continue to flourish.

About the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Canada – Ontario
The Duke of Ed Award programme believes that not all learning happens in the classroom and their aim is to help equip young Canadians aged 14-24 for success in life. The Award empowers them to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in their community and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. The personal journey to earn the Award requires young people to look beyond their comfort zone and tap into their sense of discovery. Participants set and achieve personal goals in activities they want to experience and develop, making each Award a unique journey. For more information visit www.dukeofed.org

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For further information: Cindy Simpson | Executive Vice President | Imago Restaurants Inc. | Mobile: 416-573-4685, www.dukepubs.ca

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