Crime Stoppers Month
WHEREAS Crime Stoppers Month recognizes the partnerships between the police, community and the media that have led to the arrest of over 11,080 individuals and the resolution of over 16,400 cases.
As one of the safest cities in the world, the City of Toronto is committed to fostering community safety and the wellbeing of its residents by investing in the prevention of crime through social development, community partnerships and programs, all key components for maintaining safe and healthy neighbourhoods.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 2018 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the City of Toronto.
Tamil Heritage Month
WHEREAS Tamil Heritage Month is a time to acknowledge the Tamil community’s significant contributions to Toronto’s success, growth and prosperity. It is also an opportunity to recognize the richness of the Tamil language and culture and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Tamil heritage for future generations.
The City of Toronto acknowledges the valued contributions that the multicultural communities of Toronto have made to strengthen our society and contribute to our city’s motto “Diversity Our Strength“. Diversity strengthens us socially, politically, culturally and economically, and as one of the world’s most multicultural cities, Toronto has become a model city where all religions, faiths and beliefs are respected and accepted.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 2018 as “Tamil Heritage Month” in the City of Toronto.
Johnny Bower Day
January 3, 2018
WHEREAS today the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans will be gathering at the Air Canada Centre to pay tribute to one of the greatest goalies in the history of hockey, Johnny Bower.
After joining the Leafs during the 1958-59 season, Johnny Bower became a pivotal piece of the Leafs Stanley Cup reign during the 1960s. Having captured the Stanley Cup four times in 1962, ’63, ’64 and ’67 and the Vezina Trophy twice as the National Hockey League’s (NHL) top goaltender in 1961 and ’65, Johnny Bower proved to be unstoppable at the height of his career. He was the first goaltender in NHL history to dangerously counterattack an opposing player with the patented move – the poke-check.
Upon retirement, Johnny Bower continued to work for the Leafs as one of their greatest ambassadors. He was a legend and a gentleman hero who remained forever loyal to his team. He always cared about his community and was a tireless champion for charities.
Beyond his hockey career, Mr. Bower lived a good, long life with his wife Nancy and together they raised a family that includes children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The City of Toronto is extremely proud of Mr. Bower’s lifetime of contributions to the Toronto Maple Leafs, to the game of hockey and to our community. We mourn his death at the age of 93 and extend our condolences to his family, teammates, friends and fans.
Today I encourage all residents of Toronto to reflect on Mr. Bower’s life and legacy.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 3, 2018 as “Johnny Bower Day” in the City of Toronto.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2018
WHEREAS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to society is his leadership and commitment to justice, equality and the elimination of racism.
Dr. King was a remarkable man who achieved great victories for African Americans in his lifetime. His passion and commitment to making a difference resonated around the world and translated into the great successes and accomplishments of Black communities everywhere. In 1964, at the age of thirty-five, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
The residents of Toronto remember and honour the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January of each year and reaffirm their commitment to the basic principles of human rights, equality and justice.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 15, 2018 as “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” in the City of Toronto.
Toronto Business Improvement Area Week
January 31 – February 9, 2018
WHEREAS Toronto Business Improvement Area (BIA) Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the work of the 82 BIAs located in the City of Toronto. They help to attract business to their local communities while providing bridges between small businesses and the municipal and provincial governments.
The City of Toronto recognizes the contributions of businesses, organizations and groups in making Toronto a great city in which to live, work and play. The dedication and hard work of many enrich the lives of Torontonians daily and make our city stronger, safer, vibrant and healthy.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 31 – February 9, 2018 as “Toronto Business Improvement Area Week” in the City of Toronto.