TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Council paid tribute today to the GTA-area athletes who took part in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The ceremony, which took place at Toronto City Hall, was attended by several athletes as well as members of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (centre) poses in his new Olympic Red Mittens with (front left to right) Paralympian Joel Dembe, Paralympian Shelley Gauthier (Cycling), Canadian Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Christopher Overholt, Olympian Alisha Tatham (Basketball), Paralympian Justin Karn (Judo), Olympian Rosie Cossar (Gymnastics) and Paralympian Tracey Ferguson (Wheelchair Basketball) at a tribute for GTA-based athletes at City Hall in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
COC photo by Jenna Muirhead-Gould

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Olympian Alisha Tatham (Basketball) and Canadian Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Christopher Overholt present Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with the Olympic Red Mittens during a tribute for GTA-based athletes at City Hall in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
COC photo by Jenna Muirhead-Gould

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(From left to right) Canadian Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Christopher Overholt, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Olympian Alisha Tatham (Basketball) pose during a tribute for GTA-based athletes at City Hall in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
COC photo by Jenna Muirhead-Gould

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Canadian Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Christopher Overholt and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford chat at a tribute for GTA-based athletes at City Hall in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
COC photo by Jenna Muirhead-Gould

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Canadian Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Christopher Overholt and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford chat with Paralympian Joel Dembe (Wheelchair Tennis) at a tribute for GTA-based athletes at City Hall in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
COC photo by Jenna Muirhead-Gould

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