David Pecaut Square
The man once called "the greatest mayor we never had" is getting something a lot of mayors never get: His very own public square.
David Pecaut was lauded for his community-building work. He managed to pull some of Toronto's brightest minds together in an organization called the City Summit Alliance. It attempted to solve some of the city's endemic problems - poverty, economic stagnation and environmental degradation, among many others.
He was only 54 when he died in 2009. But City Council will soon be asked to ensure that his name lives on by re-naming Metro Square, David Pecaut Square. Here is part of Mayor Rob Ford's announcement at Metro Square earlier today.
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Members of the Pecaut family were on hand for the announcement. David Pecaut's wife Helen Burstyn also spoke.
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