Media Advisory
June 27, 2022

Mayor John Tory, Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis and other City of Toronto officials will welcome 54 new Primary Care Paramedics to the City at a ceremony tomorrow.

Date: Tuesday, June 28
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Canadian Armed Forces Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane. The ceremony will be held in the Parade Square.

Note: As Denison Armoury is a secure Canadian Armed Forces facility, pre-registration is required for access. Government-issued photo identification must be presented upon arrival. Limited on-site parking is available through the security gate checkpoint off of Yukon Lane. Face masks must be worn at all times, and physical distancing must be observed.

Pre-registered media are invited to attend the ceremony which will include official remarks by Mayor Tory, Chief Raftis and Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer, who will jointly present the graduation certificates.

The ceremony marks the completion of a comprehensive nine-week orientation and training program for the new recruits, involving three weeks of in-class and six weeks of in-field mentorship. Graduates will be deployed to Paramedic stations across Toronto, providing world-class pre-hospital care to the city’s residents and visitors.

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Dineen Robinson
Toronto Paramedic Services