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December 6, 2007
Fergy Brown Park renamed in honour of former City of York Mayor
The City of Toronto today dedicated the northeast quadrant of Eglinton Flats Park to Fergy Brown, the former City of York Mayor, with a park sign unveiling. The new Fergy Brown Park features a cricket field with two regulation premier fields and a clubhouse.

“Fergy Brown was a dedicated public servant in the former City of York and it is fitting that we dedicate this park in his name,” said Mayor David Miller. “Fergy Brown Park is an appropriate tribute to his efforts to better the community and the constituents he served for so long.”

After serving as a member of Canada’s Bomber Command during the Second World War, Brown began his political career in 1969 when he was elected to the former Borough of York’s Council.

While appointed to the Metro Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority, Brown was elected to York’s Board of Control, giving him a place on the Metro Toronto Council. After serving as Budget Chief, he was made Chair of Metro’s Social Service Committee and was a member of the Toronto Transit Commission. In 1988, Brown became Mayor of York and served for two terms.

After an extensive and successful political career, Brown was elected president of the Learning Enrichment Foundation. He continues to be actively involved in the community with his work with the York Child and Family Centre. Brown was honoured in 2000 with the York Town Humanitarian Award for Community Service.

Fergy Brown Park is located at 3700 Eglinton Ave. W. and is one of the City’s 1,473 named parks operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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