Monday, April 27, 2015

Close the Housing Gap rally at Toronto City Hall

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

Media Advisory:  April 27, 2015                 
Close the Housing Gap rally at Toronto City Hall tomorrow 

Toronto's Close the Housing Gap campaign moves into high gear this week with a public rally at Toronto City Hall tomorrow evening. Campaign co-chairs Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), the City's Housing Advocate, and Bud Purves, Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, along with Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 26 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), will host this event.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; introductory remarks 7 to 7:20 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. E.

The rally is presented by the City and Toronto Community Housing in partnership with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto.

Participants will describe the importance of safe, affordable housing in their lives and contribute ideas for future campaign activities. Close the Housing Gap calls on the federal and provincial governments to "step up, not back" when it comes to supporting social, affordable and co-op housing in Toronto. 

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Gil Hardy, Affordable Housing Office, 416-397-4701, 

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