Media Advisory - Toronto commemorating D-Day on June 6

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto will commemorate the 63rd
anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall's Nathan Phillips
Square on June 6. On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the D-Day invasion of
France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the
Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.
    Mayor David Miller will welcome veterans and the public. D-Day veteran
Andrew Irwin will join the mayor to proclaim "Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6,

    Date:        Wednesday, June 6
    Time:        12:45 p.m.
    Place:       Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

    War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this
annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the
Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the
    A D-Day display in the City Hall rotunda is available for viewing all
week until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city, 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: Nancy MacSween, Senior Protocol Officer, City
Clerk's Office, (416) 392-4674

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