City of Toronto United Way Employee Campaign Launch took place between Noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday September 10 2013 in Nathan Phillips Square.
Of note, TTC CEO Andy Byford confirmed that Pizza will be sold again in Subway Stations, but he didn't say if it will be either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. TTC Spokesperson Brad Ross corrected me (HiMY) and tweeted that the Pizza days never went away but they had been reduced in recent campaigns.
CUPE Local 79 head Tim Maguire gave an impassioned plea to the media to please report that in this instance, the City of Toronto and its Unionized Workers are co-operating for this good cause.
This year's goal is to raise $1.1 Million over the coming three months.
The Firefighters kicked-off this year's Campaign Kick-off with a cheque for $20,000 which was given near the end of the event.
Afterwards an Idol like talent competition took place with employees from all five of City's sectors. It seemed like fun, but the sun was blazingly hot, so I ducked inside City Hall for some shade and cooling relief.
- Singing contest to launch City of Toronto's United Way employee campaign - News Release, City of Toronto, September 9 2013
- City of Toronto employees announce United Way goal of $1.1 million - News Release, City of Toronto, September 10, 2013