On Tuesday April 4rth, Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) approved the naming of a Rivertowne laneway to “Peggy Ann Smith Laneway”. Here is the Report for Action which outlines the request, specifics and states:
In making this recommendation, Toronto and East York Community Council considered a letter dated November 14, 2016, from Councillor Fletcher which provided some background on Peggy Ann Smith:
“Peggy Ann Smith was a highly-respected and much loved mother, grandmother, and neighbour in Rivertowne. Her tragic death on August 27, 2016 has left her children, grandchildren and a community grief stricken.
Peggy’s generous spirit; like her caring and compassionate ways extended well beyond her family into the larger community. Peggy’s faith was always front and centre in her life and it fueled her tremendous loyalty to her family, her neighbors and her many friends. Her daily visits, her hugs, and her prayers are missed by the Don Mount/Rivertowne community.
Over 200 residents have signed a petition in support of naming the laneway in her honour. Her family is supportive of this tribute. The touching comments shared on the petition highlight the impact Peggy had on her extended family and community.
Given the significant contributions Peggy Ann Smith made to the Rivertowne community, it is fitting that the public laneway be named in her memory.”
CBC’s Michelle Cheung covered the story – here is her piece from the 6:00 news – the story starts at the 19 minute mark:
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