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Market Gallery exhibit highlights how Toronto helped shape the maple leaf into a national symbol

July 22, 2017    

The City of Toronto's Market Gallery showcases how Toronto nurtured the maple leaf into an eternal expression of Canadian identity in a new exhibit, Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto's Take on a National Symbol.

From July 22 to November 25, this artifact-rich exhibit examines and illustrates Toronto's embrace of the maple leaf as an emblem, promoting it across the country and worldwide.

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Indigenous art concept by Tannis Nielsen selected for Lower Simcoe underpass

July 12, 2017

The City of Toronto announced today that artist Tannis Nielsen, of Métis, Anishnawbe and Danish ancestry, has been chosen to create artwork in the underpass for Lower Simcoe Street between Station Street and Bremner Boulevard.

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City of Toronto update on status of Toronto Island Park

July 10, 2017

City of Toronto staff continue to closely monitor and assess conditions on Toronto Island Park. Full efforts are underway to resume park operations as soon as conditions permit. Currently, the reopening of sections of Toronto Island Park remains on schedule for Monday, July 31. Adjustments to that date may occur and the actual reopening could be sooner or later, depending on conditions. Updates on the timing will be forthcoming.

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Sister cities Toronto and Chicago partnering to create street art for Canada 150 and Year of Public Art

July 11, 2017

The City of Toronto and the City of Chicago are participating in a cultural exchange that will result in a street art project in both cities to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday and the "Year of Public Art" that is taking place in Chicago.

The joint initiative will involve a Chicago artist creating a piece of street art in Toronto while a Toronto artist does the same thing in Chicago. 

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City of Toronto pays tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

July 7, 2017        

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away earlier today at the age of 71.

"It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Pam's husband Jim, their daughters Heather Ann and Madelyn, grandchildren and all members of her family," said Mayor John Tory. "Pam was a wonderful advocate for Toronto's most vulnerable residents. She spent much of her career advocating for social justice, education and literacy and poverty reduction. I respected the empathy, passion and common sense she brought to her role. She will be missed immensely but her work has ensured that this city is a stronger and fairer place."

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