TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 04, 2016) - Down Syndrome Association of Toronto ("DSAT"), a registered Canadian charity, will host Toronto's 4th Annual Buddy Walk® on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 in an effort to raise awareness for Toronto's Down syndrome community. This much anticipated annual event is a 3 km walk alongside Ashbridges Bay boardwalk located at Coxwell Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, followed by a celebration with food prizes and a fun social gathering with special host Steve Anthony of CP24 Breakfast. The event kicks off at 10:00 AM EDT, with the walk commencing at 11:00 AM EDT.

Proud sponsors supporting this year's event include:

Platinum Sponsors -- BMO Financial Group and CIBC
Community Media Sponsor -- Metroland Media
Silver Sponsors -- Barrick Gold Corporation, Boardwalk Place, Dundee Capital Markets and Longo's

To register, please visit All attendees are encouraged to register online and sign the waiver.

About the Buddy Walk®
Developed by the National Down Syndrome Association (NDSS) in 1995, the Buddy Walk® promotes awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome. It also aims to raise funds for education, research, advocacy and community based programs. The Buddy Walk® is the world's most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.

About DSAT
DSAT is a non-profit registered charitable organization established in 1987, consisting of passionate volunteer parents, siblings, friends and citizens who are devoted to improving the potential of people with Down syndrome. DSAT is a proud leader for raising awareness, equality and opportunity for people with Down syndrome.

DSAT receives no government funding and relies on private donations to provide valuable programming for our community. Funds raised support numerous programs, social events and educational seminars for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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