Media Advisory - Flag-raising for Pride Week

    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller and members of Council will
join Pride co-chairs David Anderson and Lenore MacAdam in raising the Rainbow
flag to kick off Pride Week.

    Date:        Monday, June 18
    Time:        Noon
    Location:    Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

    This year, speeches and performances will take place on Nathan Phillips
Square in order to accommodate the ever-growing crowds. The flag will be
raised, as always, from the courtesy flag pole on the podium roof. Forte - The
Toronto Men's Chorus - will perform at the event.
    Pride is a week-long cultural festival of Toronto's lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and transsexual community. This is the
27th annual celebration of Toronto's strong, vibrant and proud community. For
a listing of all Pride events, visit

    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.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Stuart Green, Mayor's Office,
(416) 338-7119; Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol Officer, City Clerk's Office,
(416) 392-6745

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