‘It’s a total grassroots thing’: Procession celebrates Canadian Olympians in Toronto

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Toronto residents celebrated Canadian Olympic athletes on Sunday morning as a procession rolled through part of the east end.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said the city thanks the athletes for their inspiring performance at the Rio Olympic Games. The athletes in the procession included swimmers Penny Oleksiak and Michelle Williams.

“You are all heroes to us,” Tory told a cheering crowd in Kew Gardens. “I just want to be able to say how proud we are of you.”

Tory declared September 7, 2016 to be Toronto Olympian and Para-Olympian Day as a city tribute to the country’s athletes.

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‘It’s a total grassroots thing’: Procession celebrates Canadian Olympians in Toronto

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