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October 7, 2002
City of Toronto dedicates parkette in honour of Susan Tibaldi
  
Parks and Recreation - City officials, community representatives and family
members gathered today at the former Margueretta Parkette to honour Susan
Tibaldi, an active and dedicated member of the Bloor/Landsdowne community. The
ceremony was held to officially rename the park Susan Tibaldi Parkette. A
plaque and new sign were unveiled to mark the occasion.

With more than 20 years of volunteering to her credit, Ms. Tibaldi, who died in
October last year, has left a legacy that will benefit her community for many
years to come. Ms. Tibaldi's many contributions include the establishment of a
neighbourhood Breakfast Club for the students of St. Sebastian's Separate
School and Pauline Public School. In addition, she was the founding member of
the Bloor/Lansdowne Committee Against Drugs and a member of the Mayor's Task
Force on Drugs. In 1994 she was the recipient of the Civic Award of Merit,
chaired the Bloordale Village BIA and was also the vice-president of the
Toronto Association Business Improvement Area.

The renaming request was initiated by a variety of local community groups
including the Bloordale BIA, St. Helen's Parish, New Horizons Tower Senior
Residence, and the Dovercourt Baptist Church. In addition, over 175 local
residents expressed their support to have Margueretta Parkette renamed in Mrs.
Tibaldi's honour.


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