Terry Fox, Canada's Iconic Hero, Honoured at Concord Cityplace with Launch of Miracle Mile Running Path

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Darrell Fox, brother of the late Canadian Terry Fox, will present Toronto Mayor David Miller with a symbolic pair of running shoes to announce the creation of "The Terry Fox Miracle Mile", part of the new public park, to be created at Concord CityPlace in downtown Toronto.

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The $6-million, 8-acre Terry Fox Miracle Mile park will be the community focal point of Concord CityPlace West. The park is a design collaboration between Vancouver based landscape architects Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and artist/author Douglas Coupland in association with public art consultant Karen Mills.

The name "Terry Fox Miracle Mile" is derived from Terry Fox's own term used to describe every mile he managed to cover with his remarkable one-legged hop in an overwhelmingly successful bid to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Marking the running path will be a series of artworks conceived by Vancouver artist/writer Douglas Coupland, author of the best selling book, "Terry", about the heroic young man who succumbed to cancer part way through his cross country run.

Alan Vihant, vice president of development of CityPlace says the theme of the park is to present a "Library of Canada", filled with iconic representations of the country's and the city's history and culture.

WHEN: 2:45 p.m., April 20, 2006

WHERE: Concord CityPlace Presentation Centre

23 Spadina Avenue

WHAT: Unveiling of the "Terry Fox Miracle Mile" at Concord CityPlace Community Park

Concord CityPlace presents a series of new upscale communities offering prime downtown Toronto locations, natural surroundings, superior features and exceptional design. Concord CityPlace Development projects include the award winning Harbour View Estates, N2, Montage LE, Montage, and Neo.

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