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April 21, 2009
City commemorates Irving Paisley with park renaming
Councillor Cliff Jenkins (Ward 25 - Don Valley West) and City of Toronto representatives will honour the many contributions of Irving Paisley to the citizens of the Township of North York with a sign unveiling ceremony. Special guest: Mrs. Adele Paisley and Michael Paisley, son of Irving Paisley.

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: A portion of Windfield’s Park, 321 York Mills Rd.

Irving Paisley was a Councillor in the former township of North York. As a Controller for North York he served several terms on Metro Council. Paisley’s thirty year municipal career culminated in being appointed Deputy Mayor of the City of North York. Paisley was responsible for spearheading the building of York Finch General Hospital and became its founding Chairman. Paisley’s accomplishments were recognized by the Federal Government who bestowed Paisley with the Centennial Medal for Service to the Nation in 1967.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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