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City of Toronto Celebrates New Inductions to Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

TORONTO, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ – The City of Toronto held its third annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony this evening at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with Penny Oleksiak, Andre De Grasse and the Canadian Women’s Olympic 4x100m Swim Relay Team among the new inductees.

“The achievements of this impressive group of inductees inspire Torontonians of all ages to get active in our city,” said Mayor John Tory. “The sport community has made tremendous contributions of all kinds to the social fabric of Toronto over the years and I’m glad to see this recognized today.”

The following are this year’s Toronto Sport Hall of Honour inductees in each of 10 categories:

Athletes of the Year: Penny Oleksiak and Andre De Grasse
Para-Athlete of the Year: Marissa Papaconstantinou
Special Olympics Athletes of the Year: Gohulan Rajalingam and Jeffrey Steiman
Team of the Year: Canadian Women’s Olympic 4x100m Swim Relay Team
Coach of the Year: Ben Titley
Builder: Bruce Kidd
Corporate Builder: MLSE Foundation
Sport Legends: Tom Longboat, Cindy Nicholas and Vicky Sunohara
Spirit of Sport: Justine Blainey-Broker
City of Sport Lifetime Achievement: David Ross

The Toronto Sport Hall of Honour is a legacy initiative of the City of Toronto’s Host City Showcase Program from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Nominations for next year’s Toronto Sport Hall of Honour are open until October 1.

Nomination forms as well as inductee photographs and biographies are available at http://toronto.ca/tshh.

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Source City of Toronto