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article imageToronto Mayor David Miller welcomes the G20 media

By KJ Mullins     Jun 24, 2010 in World
Toronto - On Thursday, Toronto Mayor David Miller welcomed the world's media to Toronto at the Direct Energy Building, which has been informally renamed the G20 International Media Centre for the next week.
Mayor Miller told the attending media about Toronto and the many strengths the city has to offer. Toronto is a leader in urban environmental issues and known for its diversity, he said.
The media were also given special media packs that included a transit pass for the event.
Mayor Miller told the crowd, "Those who live here and those who visit seem often to come to the same conclusion because they know the city is prosperous and liveable while also being a great place to do business.
I'd like to take a few moments to highlight the areas in which Toronto is a leader.
Toronto is one of the most ethnically, culturally and economically diverse cities on the planet - it’s home to people from well over 100 countries, including every G20 nation.
We have many diverse neighbourhoods where more than 140 languages and dialects are spoken.
And more than half of all Torontonians, including the Mayor, were born outside of Canada but chose Toronto as their home."
Miller also touched upon how Toronto is a green city.
"The Power to Live Green, the City’s sustainable energy strategy, is founded on greater conservation, renewable energy sources, reduced use of fossil fuels, and the implementation of a ‘smart’ energy grid. The Power to Live Green will help us reach our target reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, while maintaining energy reliability and affordability."
Mayor Miller concluded the speech with, "We have a great story here and we’re ready to tell it. And I think if you are able to experience Toronto, you will agree. Thank You."
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