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Toronto Celebrates its 8th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Event! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 View Comments

It was a beautiful day this past Sunday, June 17th as families, friends and co-workers came out to Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto for the 8th Annual Toronto Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Not only was this a day to celebrate all of our incredible supporters and walkers, but it was also a day to celebrate the other important event that was taking place – Father’s Day.  There was no shortage of Dads on hand as over 7,000 people took to the streets of Toronto to show their support for Autism Speaks Canada, raising an incredible $600,000!

The Toronto Walk is the oldest and largest of the Canadian Walks and each year it gets bigger and better. This year walkers were entertained by singers, a local school drum band, members of the 501st Legion, inflatable slides, face painters and the local police and fire department who came out to let kids explore the police cars and fire trucks.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers, participants, MP’s, MPP’s  and local businesses and supporters that helped make the 8th annual Toronto Walk Now for Autism Speaks a great success.  For more information on the Toronto Walk, please visit our website at  You can check out more photos of the day by visiting the photo gallery on our facebook page.  You can also check out our Youtube channel to hear the drum band and to also listen to one of our top donors share with our supporters about why walking on Father’s Day was so special to him. 


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