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Media Release
October 24, 2016
Toronto, ON

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 hosts Toronto mayor as Fascinating Canadian Keynote Speaker

Toronto Mayor John Tory is set to give the keynote speech at the upcoming Luncheon with a Fascinating Canadian fundraiser in support of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Canada’s newest national museum—located at the historic Pier 21 immigration gateway in Halifax—is hosting the fundraiser on October 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Imperial Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West.

Immigration is inextricably woven into the fabric of our economy and way of life. As the Luncheon with a fascinating Canadian keynote speaker, Mayor Tory will share his thoughts and perspectives on the importance of immigration in building vibrant and thriving communities in the City of Toronto.

This Luncheon with a Fascinating Canadian is presented by Air Canada and RBC.

Quick Facts

  • Past Museum Breakfast with a Fascinating Canadian keynote speakers include Hon. Kevin Lynch, Jennifer Tory, Gord Nixon, Chief Constable Jim Chu, Wadih Fares, Kenneth Rowe, John de Chastelain, Annette Verschuren, Purdy Crawford, General Walter Natynczyk, Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, General Rick Hillier, Peter Mansbridge, Romeo Dallaire and Joe Schlesinger.
  • The Luncheon is open to the public and tickets are available by contacting Daphne Carter, Development Manager, at or at (902) 425-7770 ext. 259. Tickets are $200 each or $2000 for a table of ten.


“The Museum is honoured to host Mayor John Tory as a luncheon speaker. Throughout his distinguished career, he has championed the importance of diversity and inclusion in creating a strong and vibrant community, something that the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 believes in. That is demonstrated right here in Toronto, one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities, with people from different backgrounds showing us how immigration continues to shape and strengthen our country, communities, and way of life.” – Marie Chapman, CEO of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

“I truly believe that Toronto has the world’s attention. People know something special is happening here. We have embraced our diversity and continue to celebrate the way we live together just as other cities are becoming more polarized. I know the people of Toronto are very proud of our diversity and see it as our greatest strength. We must cherish these values and work to reinforce them.” – John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto

Please Note: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 CEO Marie Chapman will be available for media interviews by appointment only.

Media must RSVP their attendance to this event in advance by contacting the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 at the information below by 4 p.m. Eastern on October 26, 2016.

Media Contact

Remo Zaccagna
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 264
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264
Mobile: (902) 430-3986
Toll Free: 1-855-526-4721 ext. 264