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TORONTO Residents of the City of Torontos East York community will discuss the impact of city budget cuts on their neighbourhoods at a meeting on:

Thursday, March 22
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at the East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Ave.

This is an opportunity for ordinary people to voice their concerns about what is happening to our communities, says John Cartwright, a member of the East York community, and one of the meeting organizers. We want to preserve the quality of life in this city. We do not want to witness the type of urban decay that is common in so many parts of the United States.

The East York meeting is the second of six such meetings to be held in communities across the City of Toronto. The community meetings have been organized by the Stand Up for Toronto/Save Our City campaign, sponsored by a coalition of community and labour groups concerned about cuts to public services.

The City of Toronto is contemplating dramatic cuts to services in response to provincial downloading of services and insufficient provincial and federal funding. The City is expected to vote on a budget in mid-April.

For further information, please contact:
John Cartwright, 416-930-2046
John McCracken, 416-292-3999