October 15, 2010

For Immediate Release

St Clair Organizations to Hold Mayoral Debate Tonight – Oakwood Collegiate - Oct 15, 6-9 pm

Toronto: MyStClair.com, the Regal Heights Village BIA and the St Clair West Revitalization Committee (SWRC) will be sponsoring a mayoral debate tonight, Friday October 15th at Oakwood Collegiate starting at 6:00 pm.

The three remaining front-runners have all agreed to attend, namely: Rob Ford, Joe Pantalone and George Smitherman.

A photo opp with the Torch of Life has been arranged with local organ donation activist George Marcello, founder of Step By Step.

A panel of comprised of representatives from Canadians Advocating Political Participation (CAPP) and the Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA) will start off the debate, followed by questions from the floor.

St Clair Ave West is perhaps best known of late as the prototype for the Transit City initiative and so some questions regarding transit issues and community consultation are to be expected.

The mayoral debate will be preceded by a debate amongst the candidates seeking election as councillor for Ward 17 Davenport, which is being conducted by SWRC.

MyStClair.com is a community website that represents the neighbourhoods from Yonge to Gunn.

The Regal Heights Village BIA represents the merchants on St Clair Ave West from Westmount Ave (just east of Dufferin) to Oakwood.

The St Clair West Revitalization Committee (SWRC) was initially an Employment Revitalization Area (ERA) established by the City but continues on as an informal community organization.

CAPP is a non-partisan group that emerged from the 2008 prorogation protests which, as its name suggests, advocates for greater political participation.

TABIA is the umbrella organization representing the City's 71 BIAs comprising over 27,000 local businesses.

Step By Step is an organization dedivcated to raising awareness about organ donation through cross-country torch relays. The latest plans are to conducted a relay around the world starting next year.

Oakwood Collegiate is located on the southwest corner of St Clair Ave West and Oakwood.


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Tony Bolla


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