HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2012) - The Commanding Officer of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto, Commander David Patchell, and the ship's Coxswain, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Glenn Feltis, will conduct a two-day namesake city visit to Toronto from November 10 to 11, 2012.
"I have very fond memories of living in Toronto with my family and am extremely honoured to represent the city," said Commander Patchell. "I look forward to maintaining the strong ties between the ship and the city, especially as Toronto prepares for upcoming deployments."
Namesake city visits allow Royal Canadian Navy ships and their ships' companies to connect with Canadians and to deepen their relationship with their namesake cities and communities.
During their time in Toronto, Commander Patchell and Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Feltis intend to conduct a number of visits, including calling on the Mayor, visiting HMCS York, and participating in the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Royal York.
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, HMCS Toronto was commissioned in 1993 and was the fourth ship delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy under the Canadian Patrol Frigate program. She is a Canadian-designed and built ship, highly capable of performing in a variety of missions in support of Government of Canada objectives.
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Media wishing to speak to members of HMCS Toronto are asked to contact Lieutenant (Navy) Joseph Frey at (416) 635-4406 ext. 6123 (office), (416) 455-6550 (cell) or Joseph.Frey@forces.gc.ca.