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May 28, 2017 

Mayor Tory joins Toronto’s Ukrainian community to break ground for Holodomor Memorial

On Sunday afternoon, Mayor Tory joined the Ukrainian community in Toronto at Exhibition Place to break ground for the Holodomor Memorial.

Since August 25, 2015, the Mayor’s Office has been engaged with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, The Holodomor Memorial Committee and members of the Ukrainian community to place a monument at Exhibition grounds in commemoration of Holodomor. The Mayor has championed the need for a monument by bringing it to his Executive Committee and passing it through City Council unanimously.

At the ground breaking, the Mayor said, “Despite the years that have gone by, we must not – and we never will – forget Holodomor and the victims of this tragedy. The monument we dedicate will help keep that solemn vow.”

The monument gives the Ukrainian community and all Torontonians a place to come together as a community to reflect on the past and strengthen Toronto’s resolve to reject intolerance and hatred in all its forms. By commemorating Holodomor through this monument, Toronto will continue its efforts to create a just world with mutual respect and understanding.

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