City of Toronto opens Reception Centres for residents affected by power outages

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - In collaboration with the Red Cross, the City of Toronto has opened a number of Reception Centres for residents affected by power outages. Staff continue to identify additional locations and updates will be forthcoming. At Reception Centres, residents will have access to heat, food, water and rest. Centres are open 24 hours:

Dennis R Timbrell Community Centre
29 St Denis Drive (Eglinton/Don Mills)

Malvern Community Centre
30 Sewells Rd, (Neilson/Rd/Finch)

Agincourt Community Centre
31 Glen Walford Rd (Sheppard/Midland)

Don Montgomery Community Centre
2467 Eglinton Avenue East (Eglinton/Midland)

Driftwood Community Centre
4401 Jane Street (between Finch and Steeles)

Mitchell Field Community Centre
89 Church Avenue (Yonge/Finch)

Joseph J Piccininni Community Centre
1369 St Clair Avenue West (St Clair/Keele)

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Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

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Media contact:  Wynna Brown, Strategic Communications, 416-919-6503

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