Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP, Beaches-East York
East York has a strong history, home to many notable Canadians, and many sports and community organizations. I look forward to supporting the East York Hall of Fame as it recognizes the significant contributions made by those from our community, for years to come.
Julie Dabrusin, MP, Toronto-Danforth
East York is a vibrant community that has been home to so many notable Canadians. I am proud to support the East York Hall of Fame and I look forward to the opportunity to pay tribute to the many East York residents, past and present, who have played a significant role in our history and are making contributions to our future.
Mary Fragedakis, Councillor, Ward 29, City of Toronto
There is something special about the spirit of East York. By celebrating its history and people, an East York Hall of Fame would be an excellent way to keep that spirit alive and thriving. What we learn from history helps us build a better tomorrow. Through this Hall of Fame, the talented people of East York and its dynamic community spirit will both teach and inspire generations to come.
Ray White, Chair, East York Foundation
The East York Foundation is proud to be affiliated with the East York Hall of Fame initiative. As an organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the rich culture and heritage of East York it was a natural fit for the Foundation to establish the relationship with the Hall of Fame organizers that created this wonderful acknowledgment of excellence among East Yorkers. We congratulate Justin Van Dette and the dedicated group of loyal East Yorkers on the launch of the East York Hall of Fame.
Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, MPP, Don Valley West
The launch of the inaugural nomination campaign for the East York Hall of Fame provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many elements that make this vibrant, multicultural community such a great place to live; and to celebrate the contributions of those who have made a significant difference to the community. It takes many hands and good hearts to make a project like this happen. I commend the East York Hall of Fame Association, and all those who have helped along the way, for their commitment to honouring, preserving and promoting the community’s rich heritage for present and future generations.
John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
I am excited for the launch of the inaugural nomination campaign for the East York Hall of Fame. This will be an opportunity for the community to reflect on individuals who have helped shape the former borough and township, as well as individuals who are helping shape the future of East York and Toronto. The City is proud of organizations that are committed to making a difference and contributing to the well-being of our communities. We thank the East York Hall of Fame Association and all those involved for their commitment to honouring those who have built up Toronto. On behalf of Toronto City Council, I extend my best wishes for success.
Arthur Potts, MPP, Beaches-East York
I am thrilled by the creation of the East York Hall of Fame which will recognize those who have contributed so much to so many in our community. East York is a diverse, dynamic and generous community that is rooted in a deep and important history of activism and community involvement. The area has produced a wealth of individuals, groups, organizations and ideas that deserve to be recognized, learned from, and celebrated. I am confident the East York Hall of Fame will inspire our next generations to pursue worthwhile projects in the years to come, and am happy to support its development.