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Flag flying at half-mast at Toronto school named after Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel share a private moment during a ceremony to rename a school Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Toronto on Saturday Nov. 17, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Gunn
December 06, 2013 - 5:29 AM

TORONTO, Cananda - The flag at a Toronto public school named after Nelson Mandela is flying at half-mast.

Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Regent Park, just east of the city's downtown core, is holding a special ceremony today for the South African icon who died on Thursday.

Mandela visited the school — previously known as Park Public — on Nov. 17, 2001, when it was renamed in his honour.

On the same trip to Canada, he was made an honorary citizen of the country.

Students and staff will gather today at 10:30 a.m. for a ceremony honouring Mandela and his legacy.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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