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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Remember the Rupert Motel

Thursday, December 14, 2006, at 11 AM
Northwest corner of Queen Street East and Parliament Street (at the site of the former 'Ruperet Hotel' rooming house)

Two days before Christmas, December 23, 1989, a spectacular fire roared through a rooming house called 'the Rupert Hotel'at the corner of Queen and Parliament in Toronto. Ten people died. Many others were left homeless.

Members of the 'Rupert Coalition', friends and housing advocates will gather at the site of the former 'Rupert Hotel' in downtown Toronto's east end on Thursday, December 14, at 11 AM. They will hold the yearly memorial for the ten people who died in this tragedy, and to demand government action on safe, affordable housing.

Music by Roger, Heinz and Paul, performing 'Remember the Rupert Hotel' and other songs. Guest Speakers. Memorial dedication.

Presented by: The Rupert Coalition (Community Residential Services of
Toronto) For more information: Bart Poesiat at (416)531-2411, ext.250