Media Advisory - You are invited to Toronto Vital Signs(R) 2009 report Sneak

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation, will review the startling findings from the 2009 Toronto Vital Signs(R) report which will be released the following day.

Toronto Vital Signs report is an annual check-up on the city's economic, social and physical well-being. It is the only report in the city that provides a consolidated snapshot of the trends in our city in 11 interrelated issue areas, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed, and tracks the results year after year. Rahul will address the findings in key areas such as learning, health, housing, gap between rich and poor and the environment.

    Date:     Monday, October 5th, 2009

    Time:     5:45 p.m. (One-on-one interviews with Rahul Bhardwaj
              available from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

    Location: BMO Bank of Montreal
              First Canadian Place
              100 King Street West
              68th floor

With more than 375 funds, and assets of over $210 million, Toronto Community Foundation is one of Canada's largest charitable foundations. Community vitality has been our purpose, promise and passion since 1981, when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities. We monitor the quality of life in our city, identifying its strengths and weaknesses through our Toronto's Vital Signs(R) report. We help people invest in Toronto, making it the best place to live, work, learn and grow. We provide the leadership and guidance to bring people together from all parts of our community. We exist for Toronto - for now and for always.

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SOURCE Toronto Foundation

For further information: For further information: Carole Boivin, (416) 921-2035 ext. 212 ,, VP Marketing, Communications and Donor Services; Michael Salem, (416) 921-2035 ext. 224,, Marketing and Communications

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