On October 1, 2019 Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed October as Islamic Heritage Month in Toronto.
Tory issued the following statement on Twitter:
Pleased to proclaim October as #IslamicHeritageMonth in the @CityofToronto. This month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the Islamic faith while celebrating the many contributions of our Muslim community to the social, economic and cultural fabric of Toronto.
JOHN TORY MAYOR
Islamic Heritage Month October 2019
WHEREAS Islamic Heritage Month provides us an opportunity to learn about the rich Islamic history and culture within our city.
During Islamic Heritage Month we are reminded of the many contributions that Muslims have made to the economic, political, social and cultural fabric of our city.
Residents across the city are encouraged to learn more about Islam and to participate in activities throughout the month that celebrate our city’s Muslim community.
The City of Toronto acknowledges the valued contributions that the Muslim community of Toronto has made to strengthen our society and contribute to our city’s motto “Diversity Our Strength”. Diversity strengthens us socially, politically, culturally and economically, and as one of the world’s most multicultural cities, Toronto has become a model city where all religions, faiths and beliefs are respected and accepted.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim October 2019 as “Islamic Heritage Month” in the City of Toronto.
Mayor of Toronto