Mayor John Tory will present Patricia Moore with a Key to the City for working tirelessly to ensure that everyone in Toronto’s Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park communities has a voice.
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Beth Nealson Drive at Thorncliffe Park Drive (northwest corner)
Immediately before the presentation, Mayor Tory and Councillor Jon Burnside (Ward 26 Don Valley West) will officially unveil Pat Moore Drive – a portion of Thorncliffe Park Drive west of Beth Nealson Drive that will be renamed in Moore’s honour.
“Patricia Moore is extraordinary. She understands the real issues that face her neighbours and has the ambition and courage to take the lead so that they may be heard and positive change can happen,” said Mayor Tory. “Patricia is a role model to the youth of her community and her achievements speak plainly to the common good of all the people who live there. For her bold commitment to grassroots change and her nobility of character, I am proud to present Patricia Moore a Key to the City.”
Moore has lived in Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park for more than 40 years. She is known as an advocate for the underdog on issues related to housing as well as youth and women’s rights. Over the years, her work has contributed to the creation of tenants’ associations that help to protect the rights of tenants as well as making more co-op housing available in the community. She has raised awareness of the need to stop violence against women and has created community programs to support the growing youth population in her neighbourhood.
On April 30, seven Key to the City recipients were announced for 2018. The complete list of recipients for this year is available at https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/awards-tributes/tributes/key-to-the-city/.
During his term in office, Mayor Tory has officially presented Keys to the City to His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, Paul Beeston, Rush, Aubrey Graham (Drake), Susan Gapka, Peter Oundjian, Zanana Akande and Fran Sonshine.
Since amalgamation, 63 Keys to the City have officially been presented by Mayors of Toronto. The mayor awards the key to inspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds who embody the spirit and potential of Toronto and have contributed significantly to civic life. The Key to the City represents the highest honour the City can confer on an individual or a group.
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