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First Nations Park Project; Preserving 11,000 years of history

First Nations Park Project; Preserving 11,000 years of history

The Emery Village Business Improvement Area Board (EVBIA) will be honouring those who came before us by introducing the First Nations Park Project; the first official First Nations park in the City of Toronto.

Three of the First Nations whose ancestors walked on the soil of this site; The Anishinaabe, The Huron­‐Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee will all be honoured with their own distinct paths depicting daily activities and historical cultural highlights. These paths will also link to a fourth cycling and walking trail, leading to a beautiful, centrally located outdoor community gathering space, also representing the three First Nations. Plans for this monumental park will be presented at tomorrow’s Etobicoke‐York Community Council meeting.

Future plans will see the park connected to the rest of Toronto’s cycling network, making it easier to

attract both residents and tourists alike.

Chief Laforme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will be on hand, as well as Grand Chief Sioui of the Huron­‐Wendat Nation and Councillor Robert Johnson from the Six Nations of the Grand River, to mark this auspicious and honourable event.

WHAT: Unveiling of plans for Toronto’s premier First Nations park

WHO: Emery Village Business Improvement Area Board; and

Chiefs and Councillor from: New Credit First Nation; Six Nations of the Grand River; and

the Huron‐Wendat Nations

WHEN: September 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Etobicoke‐York Community Council meeting

WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre; 399 The West Mall, Toronto

WHY: To honour and help preserve the history and culture of First Nations, through an

outdoor community gathering space for Torontonians and tourists, that will enhance the Emery Village BIA, raise awareness and connect existing cycling and walking networks in the City of Toronto.

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For more information contact:

Emma Hunt
Communications, Sutherland Corporation
emma [at] sutherlandcorp.ca
416.708.9612

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