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Chinatown East archway reaches construction milestone

Toronto Mayor David Miller and Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto Danforth) today joined Madam Zhu Tao-Ying, Consul General of China, and Mr. Dale Cheung, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Toronto East, to mark the completion of the foundation of the Zhong Hua Men archway near Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue.

The Zhong Hua Men archway is being built in the tradition of archways that stand as a symbol of welcome at the entrance to market areas in China and in Chinatowns around the world. When completed, the archway will stand almost 13 metres tall and feature engraved Chinese messages of goodwill and wisdom. It will also incorporate a sculpture that pays tribute to the Chinese workers who were instrumental in building the railways that spurred the economic development of Toronto and Canada.

City Events

Christmas flower shows at Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories

Usher in the spirit of the season with the annual Christmas Flower Shows at Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories. From December 7 to 30, both conservatories will showcase many of the newest varieties of poinsettias, all lending a Victorian flavour for the holiday season. The conservatories will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit both Conservatories by Candlelight December 15 to 23 and December 26 to 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The City of Toronto will host an opening event each location that will feature Victorian carollers, hot cider and cookies, children’s activities, horse and carriage rides and a visit from Father Christmas. The grand opening of the Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show is on December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. The grand opening of the Centennial Park Conservatory Christmas Flower Show is on December 14, noon to 7 p.m.

Community Centres

Applegrove Community Complex 416-461-8143 60 Woodfield Rd.

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre 416-392-1750 86 Blake St.

Franklin Community Centre 416-392-0749 816 Logan Ave.

Jimmy Simpson Recreational Centre 416-392-0751 870 Queen St. E.

Matty Eckler Community Centre 416-392-0750 953 Gerrard St. E.

Ralph Thornton Centre 416-392-6810 [email protected] 765 Queen St. E.

City Hall News Releases

November 27, 2008

Transportation Services ready for winter

With 600 snowplows, 300 sidewalk plows, 200 salt trucks and more than 1,600 staff, the City of Toronto is ready to tackle another winter season.

“Winter is just around the corner and we are ready for it,” said Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. “Our equipment and staff are ready again this year to keep Toronto’s streets and sidewalks clear of ice and snow.”

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