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August 19, 2013
Jack Layton remembered with artwork dedication and official naming of Toronto's ferry docks
  
Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and other City of Toronto officials will join members of Jack Layton's family, including Olivia Chow (MP, Trinity-Spadina) and Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina), and Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), to unveil a bronze sculpture in honour of the late Jack Layton. The event will also officially recognize the renaming of the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 11:45 a.m. (Remarks: 12 p.m.)
Location: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W.

The life-size monument, which was created by Toronto sculptor David Pellettier, was donated through fundraising by the OFL. The sculpture, entitled "Jack's got your back. Stronger Together: The Layton Memorial," depicts Layton riding on the back seat of a tandem bicycle. The front seat welcomes visitors to sit and have their photo taken "with Jack at their back."

Jack Layton was former Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada) and the New Democratic Party, a former Toronto City Councillor and Past-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Karen Fulcher, Senior Communications Coordinator
416-560-8726
kfulche@toronto.ca

 

 

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