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October 29, 2010
City to honour the late Fred Johnson with park naming
City of Toronto representatives will join friends and family members of the late Fred Johnson for a sign unveiling to celebrate the official naming of Fred Johnson Park.

Date: Saturday, October 30
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 3630 Kingston Rd. (parking at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.)

Fred Johnson, Scarborough Citizen of the Year in 1978 and a former City of Scarborough councillor, was dedicated to the growth and development of business and residential areas in his ward. Johnson founded the Scarborough Girls’ Hockey League and was instrumental in establishing the first youth drop-in for East Scarborough, the Toronto Optimists Bantam Drum Corp and the Guildwood Indians Football team.

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