Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 05, 2005 14:21 ET

Media Advisory: National Defence-HMCS Toronto To Visit Namesake City

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - The Commanding Officer and ship's company of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship TORONTO are pleased to announce that the ship will be visiting the City of Toronto from July 9th to 14th.

This will be its first visit to Toronto since 2000 and the first since returning from the Arabian Sea as part of Canada's contribution to the war on terrorism.

The ship will be open for visitors July 9th from 2pm - 4 pm, July 10th & 11th from 1pm - 3pm and on July 12th from 10am - 3 pm. The ship will be berthed at Pier 283/291 Queen Elizabeth Docks, 255 Queen's Quay East, at the foot of Sherbourne Street. People visiting the ship are asked to bring photo ID and please leave personal kit bags ashore.

The ship, under the command of Commander Stuart Moors, will be stopping at several other cities after Toronto and conduct training exercises while in the Great Lakes.

For more information on the ship and its deployment, go to:
http://www.navy.dnd.ca/toronto/home/index_e.asp

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are invited to tour the ship in addition to the general public. There is a requirement for media to confirm their attendance with Navy Public Affairs at 902-830-3252 at least 2 days in advance. Media must be in possession of valid photo identification in order to gain access to the ship.

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