Bombardier Souvenir Walls to be donated to the City of Toronto
Bombardier Aerospace is proud to play a role in support of the Greater Toronto Area by welcoming the "Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto Featuring Rolling Stones" concert to its Toronto site, adjacent to Downsview Park, on July 30, 2003.
“As one of Toronto’s largest corporate citizens, Bombardier is pleased to join in the effort to revitalize the economy and revive tourism in Toronto. Bombardier has a long tradition of giving back to the communities where it operates. Our involvement in this event underlines this commitment,” said Todd Young, vice-president, Operations, Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto.
To commemorate the day-long event, Bombardier will erect a wall at each of the two entrances to the concert site on which concertgoers will be invited to sign and write messages of goodwill for the City of Toronto. The detachable section of the walls will then be donated to the City in the days following the event.
Soon after Molson and Rolling Stones tour promoter Michael Cohl announced the event, Bombardier joined the Federal Government, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and other members of the private sector to make this concert a reality. Since the concert announcement June 24, Bombardier has provided the music event organizers access to its site as well as operational and logistics support.
The Bombardier Aerospace Toronto facility is responsible for the manufacturing and assembly of the Bombardier Q* Series turboprops, including the ultra-quiet 70-passenger Bombardier Q400* regional airliner. Final assembly of the Bombardier Global family of business jets, the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express* and super-large Bombardier Global 5000* as well as the manufacture of the wings for the super-light Bombardier Learjet 45 business aircraft also take place at the Toronto site. Located in Downsview, north of Toronto, the site is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the Greater Toronto Area with more than 2,500 employees.
Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet* and Bombardier Skyjet* business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.
Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).
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