Take the First Walk in Memory of a Canadian Legendby Stephanie Chow
On Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 12 pm, Councillor Paula Fletcher will conduct the ceremonial opening of the Jack Layton Way. Formerly known as the Don Jail Roadway, the new street is part of the Bridgepoint Health redevelopment and is named in honour of the late Jack Layton, who died in August 2011.
Layton, longtime Toronto city councillor, the leader of the NDP 2003–2011, and Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth 2004–2011, is being commemorated for his passion for the Danforth community and inspirational commitment to the city of Toronto. Joining Fletcher is a very special guest: MP Olivia Chow, Layton’s wife of 23 years.