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August 28, 2006
Media Advisory - City to name street in honour of June Callwood
  
Mayor David Miller and Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) will be joined by June Callwood and family members at a ceremony to unveil the laneway sign that will bear her name. The event will include local entertainment and an official ceremony, followed by a reception at the Ralph Thornton Centre.

Date: Wednesday, August 30
Time: 1:45 p.m. (ceremony at 2 p.m.)
Location: June Callwood Way, Saulter St. (two blocks east of Broadview Ave., south of Queen St. E.)

June Callwood has been a journalist, author and social activist for more than 55 years. She is the author of 29 books and about 800 magazine articles. She is also the founder or co-founder of more than 50 social action organizations, including Digger House, a youth hostel; Nellie’s hostel for women; Jessie’s, a centre for teenage parents; Casey House Hospice for those with AIDS; PEN Canada; the Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation; and Feminists Against Censorship. Her extensive volunteer work has been recognized by many honours, including the Order of Canada, which she received in 1986.


Media contact:

Heather McCallum
Protocol Officer
416-392-7805


 

 

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