The Urban Alliance on Race Relations is pleased that the City of Toronto is pursuing the option of a Ceremonial Street Dedication in Honour of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and Honorary Citizen of Canada (1918-2013).
On August 13th, 2014, the City of Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) met to consider the street to be ceremonially named in honour of this great citizen of the world.
Attached is our Letter of Support for the initiative involving UARR endorsement of University Avenue Option (Front St at University to College St) that was submitted to the City of Toronto Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
Additional information on the Ceremonial Street Dedication in Honour of Nelson Mandela available online on the City of Toronto website at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.PW33.8
We were made to understand that the University Avenue option Ceremonial Street Dedication in Honour of Nelson Mandela was approved by the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
The final step will be approval by the full council at the meetings in late-August.
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