Villa Charities Inc.

Villa Charities Inc.

April 25, 2016 10:30 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Memorial for More Than 1,000 Fallen Italian Workers to be Unveiled April 28

Mayor Tory, Two Ontario Cabinet Ministers, MPs to Attend Ceremony in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 25, 2016) -

Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release.

A memorial honouring more than 1,000 Italian workers who died in workplace accidents in Ontario will be unveiled at the Villa Charities campus in Toronto on April 28th.

The 3 p.m. unveiling ceremony coincides with the international Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or disabled on the job. The memorial is the culmination of a six-year effort to formally recognize Italian workers' enormous sacrifices in the building and industrial development of Ontario.

What: Unveiling ceremony for memorial honouring more than 1,000 fallen Italian workers in Ontario.

Who: The event will be attended by: Toronto Mayor John Tory; Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation; Hon. Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour; David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade; MPs including Eglinton-Lawrence MP Marco Mendicino; MPPs; Toronto City Councillors; Italy's Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado; the Consul General of Italy in Toronto, Giuseppe Pastorelli; relatives of fallen workers; union representatives; volunteers; donors; Villa Charities leaders and others. Media are invited.

When: 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Where: Villa Colombo Memorial Gardens, 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto (on the Villa Charities campus at Lawrence and Dufferin).

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the gardens, weather permitting, or the nearby Carrier Gallery, in the Columbus Centre.

To learn more about the memorial and the unveiling, visit www.ItalianFallenWorkersMemorial.com.

Visit Villa Charities online at www.villacharities.com.

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