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Join the Conversation with CityNews and 680News, to Tackle the Issue of Gun Violence in Toronto

- Unmatched, multiplatform coverage includes in-studio reports from Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair during one-hour special -
- Live reports from sites of recent gun violence -
- Anchored by Gord Martineau from Yonge-Dundas Square -
- Viewers and listeners encouraged to join live chat on and, or using Twitter hashtag #TOUnderFire,
email at, or calling-in live at 416-870-6010 or 1-888-871-6010 -

TORONTO (July 18, 2012) – In the wake of widespread gun violence across the GTA, CityNews and 680News join forces to deliver a one-hour special entitled Toronto Under Fire, encouraging Torontonians to join the conversation on the growing concerns around safety and gun violence in our city, airing Thursday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Citytv, CityNews Channel and 680News.  Prior to the special, CityNews at 5 and CityNews at 6 will also tackle this pressing issue in their newscasts.     

Anchored by Gord Martineau alongside Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, Toronto Under Fire will broadcast live from the Citytv newsroom at Yonge-Dundas Square.  The special will feature live reports with reporters Avery Haines from the site of the recent Scarborough shootings, Roger Petersen from Yonge-Dundas Square across from the Eaton Centre, and 680News crime specialist Carl Hantske from Little Italy.

Viewers and listeners can join the conversation as CityNews reporter Francis D’Souza moderates a live chat on and, as well as through Twitter using hashtag #TOUnderFire, email at, or by calling-in live at 416-870-6010 or 1-888-871-6010.

For continuous news updates, tune in to 680News at 680 on the AM dial, and CityNews Channel on Rogers Digital Channel 15. Toronto Under Fire will be available on television, online at and, and on mobile devices with the CityNews and 680News mobile apps.

Social Media Links
CityNews Twitter: @CityNews
680News Twitter:
Twitter hashtag: #TOUnderFire

Media Contacts
Nicolas Brancaccio, CityNews and 680News, or 416.505.7081
Charmaine Khan, CityNews and 680News, or 416.277.0450

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