Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Helps Launch CTV Toronto’s TOY MOUNTAIN on CTV NEWS AT SIX

— November 29, 2019

– The Prime Minister joined CTV Toronto Anchor Michelle Dubé and Weather Anchor Tom Brown to help build TOY MOUNTAIN during the campaign launch broadcast from Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square –

TORONTO (November 29, 2019) – This evening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on CTV NEWS AT SIX to help launch CTV Toronto’s annual TOY MOUNTAIN campaign. The Prime Minister joined CTV Toronto Anchor Michelle Dubé and Weather Anchor Tom Brown at this evening’s broadcast location at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. CTV Toronto is proudly helping to spread joy to local families in need by building a mountain of new, unwrapped toys. CTV NEWS AT SIX delivers live donation updates each weeknight during the 24th annual TOY MOUNTAIN campaign in support of The Salvation Army. The updates continue through to the campaign finale on Friday, Dec. 20.

** MEDIA NOTE ** Photos from tonight’s TOY MOUNTAIN event are available at TheLede.ca

TOY MOUNTAIN has set the goal of collecting 150,000 new, unwrapped toys this holiday season – with an emphasis on the greatest area of need: babies aged newborn-2, girls aged 7-9, and youth aged 10-17 – and invites the city to get into the spirit of the holidays by helping to achieve this goal. Viewers can track the location of daily events by visiting the TOY MOUNTAIN campaign calendar, and with Brown’s daily reports on CTV Toronto, live from collection stops across the GTA. TOY MOUNTAIN’s dedicated online portal features a list of drop-off locations, a live-on-location broadcast calendar, social media updates, and more. Supporters are able to make financial donations online and receive a tax receipt from The Salvation Army.  Supporters can also receive social media updates from the campaign by following @toymountain and by liking the campaign’s Facebook page. Corporations and individuals can get involved with TOY MOUNTAIN by visiting SalvationArmy.ca or calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 130 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

About CTV News
CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN Bloomberg, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNNBloomberg.ca, and are complemented by the CTV NewsCP24, and BNN Bloomberg apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

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