City of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to name park in
honour of Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel

TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) will join Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel and representatives of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the official opening of Paul E. Garfinkel Park.

    Date:        Friday, September 25

    Time:        11 a.m.

    Location:    1071 Queen Street West (Corner of Queen Street and White
                 Squirrel Way)

Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel is the president and CEO of CAMH. The City of Toronto is naming the park in his honour in recognition of his significant contributions to the City of Toronto and Canada - as president and CEO of CAMH, Dr. Garfinkel has been the guiding force in the redevelopment of the mental health facility.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, prevention and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

SOURCE Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Michael Torres, CAMH Media Relations, (416) 595-6015

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