Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Toronto Homes for the Aged honours excellence in volunteering

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Twelve outstanding individuals and groups, who
give their time freely and generously at Toronto's Homes for the Aged will be
honoured at a special ceremony at City Hall. These 12 honourees include a
grade 10 student, a musical duo and a group of 14 volunteers who operate a
Bistro. City Councillors will help present the recipients with Awards of
Excellence and will present The Mary Ellen Glover Award to an energetic
78-year-old resident. The Mary Ellen Glover Award is named after a renowned
advocate for seniors' issues and is presented each year to a resident in one
of Toronto's Homes for the Aged who is providing support and advocacy, and
making a difference within their home.

    Date:     Tuesday, April 17
    Time:     12:30 to 2 p.m.
    Location: Members' Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

    Toronto Homes for the Aged are owned and operated by the City of Toronto
and are directly accountable to City Council. As a major provider of long-term
care, Toronto Homes for the Aged offers a continuum of services to clients in
the community and residents in 10 long-term care homes, providing a real home
to people across Toronto.

    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 contact: Erin Mulcahey-Abbott, Manager,
Fundraising and Volunteer Programs, Homes for the Aged, (416) 392-8489

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