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Media Advisory: Achievements in access, equity and human rights to be recognized at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday

Press Release

December 5, 2016

The City of Toronto will present its 2016 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards tomorrow in recognition of Human Rights Day. Awards will be presented to five recipients, each having made a difference in helping to eliminate discrimination and barriers to equality in Toronto. The ceremony will include award presentations by several City councillors and remarks by City Manager Peter Wallace.

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception that will provide an opportunity to meet the individuals and the group receiving awards. This year’s award recipients:
• Fizul Sima, Aboriginal Affairs Award
• Maayan Ziv, Access Award
• Paola Gomez, Constance E. Hamilton Award
• Dr. Alex Abramovich, Pride Award
• Black Lives Matter Toronto, William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations

The recipients were nominated by Toronto residents and selected by a panel of community members with pertinent knowledge and expertise. More information about the awards is available at

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. 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.

Susan Pape
Strategic Communications
[email protected]


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