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November 29, 2010
Parkette to be named in honour of community leader Alex Murray
Councillor Kyle Rae (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join Alex Murray, representatives of the South Rosedale Ratepayers' Association and members of the community to name the parkette at 107 Crescent Rd. in honour of Mr. Murray with a sign unveiling. The City of Toronto parkette was previously unnamed.

Date: Tuesday, November 30
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 107 Crescent Rd.

Alex Murray co-founded the Urban Studies Program and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He has lived in the Rosedale community since 1963 and has been instrumental in shaping various elements of his community. As a board member of the South Rosedale Ratepayers' Association (SRRA), he played a key role in establishing Toronto’s first District Heritage designation for South Rosedale, and was prominently involved in negotiations for the redevelopment of the Canadian Pacific Railway lands at Summerhill. He has served as Chairman of the Toronto Chapter of the Community Planning Association of Canada and the National Housing Subcommittee of the Canadian Council on Social Development. Mr. Murray is in his 81st year and is still an active member of the SRRA, serving on its board of directors. The naming of this parkette is a tribute to all he has achieved through his many hours of service to his community.

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