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October 30, 2007
Media Advisory: Stanley G. Grizzle to be honoured with park dedication
Mayor David Miller, Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) and Brenda Librecz, General Manager, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, along with community members, will join Stanley G. Grizzle to rename the former Main Street Parkette in his honour.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Former Main Street Parkette, 320 Main St.

Grizzle was a railway porter in his youth who sought to become a significant leader in the labour movement. He was also a human rights activist, Canada’s first African-Canadian citizenship judge, a WWII veteran, and an author. Grizzle is a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the Order of Canada and the Order of Distinction from Jamaica.

Renaming Main Street Parkette in honour of Grizzle is especially meaningful as he lived in that neighbourhood for 20 years.

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.

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



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