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Media advisory
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11 a.m.,
McDonald’s, 3929 Keele Street,
McDonald’s and Toronto Police Service partner
to support Autism Speaks Canada

Broadcast time: 04:59
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Divisional Policing Support Unit

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 11 a.m., at 3929 Keele Street, Chief Mark Saunders, Esther Rhee from Autism Speaks Canada and McDonald’s franchisee Jon McDonald will launch a one-day-only fundraiser in support of Autism Speaks Canada.

TPS officers will be at seven McDonald’s locations in the northwest area of the city, helping staff, with $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot beverage going to support Autism Speaks Canada.

Media are welcome to attend the launch with Chief Saunders.

Other participating locations are:

- Albion Centre Mall (1530 Albion Road)
- Jane Finch Mall (1831 Finch Avenue West)
- 3929 Kipling Ave. (South of Finch Avenue West)
- 2116 Kipling Ave. (North of Rexdale Boulevard)
- Rexdale Walmart (2267 Islington Avenue)
- 2362 Finch Ave. W. (West of Weston Road)
- Westway Plaza (1735 Kipling Avenue)

Don’t forget to send us your best photo with a Toronto Police Service member and your McDonald’s purchase, using the hashtag #BigMacsForAutism. You could be chosen to receive a free TPS T-shirt and a social media shout-out from Chief Saunders.

Autism Speaks, along with Autism Speaks Canada, is the world’s leading autism science organization. Together with Autism Speaks, over $200 million to scientific research, $9 million in Canada, has been invested. Since 2010, Autism Speaks Canada has granted over $4 million to service organizations across Canada promoting collaboration, best practices and building capacity to support individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Autism Speaks Canada is committed to supporting research and services across the country, raising public awareness to encourage inclusion, and collaborating with other organizations to speak alongside the autism community.

For more information, please contact Constable Isabelle Cotton, Divisional Policing Support Unit, at 416-808-0121.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Isabelle Cotton, Divisional Policing Support Unit