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TORONTO – Organizers of the Toronto Peoples Summit: Shaping Our Civic Future, a grassroots alternative to Mayor Lastmans city summit, will hold a news conference immediately following their event, at:

Harbourfront Community Centre
627 Queens Quay West (at Bathurst)
Monday, June 24, 1 p.m.

At the news conference, event organizers will report on the success of their summit, discuss the results of a research paper about the social fabric of Toronto, and show the media a gigantic poster signed by summit participants, that will be delivered to the Mayors city summit.

The Toronto People’s Summit: Shaping Our Civic Future will take place on Monday morning. Please note that because of a potential city strike, the location of the summit has been changed to the Harbourfront Community Centre. The event is

sponsored by the Toronto Civic Action Network, a community-labour coalition concerned about making Toronto a liveable, equitable and sustainable city.

“We wanted to give everyone to have a chance to have input into the important decisions that need to be made about Toronto, says Tanya Gulliver, a Toronto CAN spokesperson and summit organizer. Information from the People’s Summit will be sent to the Mayor’s City Summit and Torontos city council.

“It is time for Toronto councillors to make the state of the city’s social and community infrastructure a priority,” says Peter Clutterbuck, of Toronto CAN, “The research we will be presenting at the People’s Summit establishes some benchmarks for recovery from a decade of cutbacks and losses. It suggests a baseline for future planning and development of Toronto’s social and community capacity.”


Tanya Gulliver, Toronto CAN
416-598-4521 ext 225
Shannon McManus, CUPE Communications