Paralympic Winter Games
12 - 21 March

Paralympic Torch Visits Toronto

On the third day of the Paralympic Torch Relay, the torch paid a visit to Canada’s economic capital, Toronto. 06 Mar 2010 By IPC

The community celebration was held at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on 5 March, where the community torchbearer and Paralympian Jeff Adams carried the torch.

Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49 per cent of the population was born outside of Canada. Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, generally high standard of living and friendlier attitudes to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities.

The Paralympic Flame, which has no ancestral home, started its 10 day journey on 3 March on Victoria Island. More than 600 torchbearers will proudly carry the flame during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada and the Province of BC. The Paralympic Torch visits 11 communities, culminating in the lighting of the Paralympic Cauldron at BC Place in downtown Vancouver on 12 March 2010.

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