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May 31, 2012
City of Toronto to honour late North York councillor Fred Young
Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Ward 8 York West) and City of Toronto staff will join members of the Fred Young family and the community to honour the late Fred Young with the unveiling of a plaque at the entrance of Robert Nivia Park.

Date: Monday, June 4
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Robert Nivia Park, 440 Cook Rd.

Fred Young was a politician and an ordained minister for the United Church of Canada. He served as a North York councillor (Ward 5) from 1956 to 1962 and went on to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1963 for the North York riding of Yorkview. Young was an Ontario New Democratic Party Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from 1963 to 1981.

Symbols in the new entrance design allude to Young's love of gardening, his spirituality and a lifelong commitment to justice and equality.

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