Yonge Street Peace meets with Mayor’s Office

On Thursday afternoon, January 5, 2006, members of Yonge Street Peace met at Toronto City Hall for our first meeting since Monday’s Candlelight Vigil and 5:19 pm moment of silence for all 52 victims of gun murder in the city of Toronto during 2005.

Members present included a parent of a Riverdale Collegiate Institute student, two Raging Grannies, organizers from both the Friday December 30th, 2005 and the Monday January 2nd, 2006 Candlelight vigils and moments of silence, along with participation from a representive of the Toronto Youth Cabinet.

We reached consensus on the two immediate aims of Yonge Street Peace:

  • to secure an indoor location to house and protect from the elements of winter the ‘makeshift memorial’ for Jane Creba which continues to grow daily outside the front window of the Foot Locker shoe store on Yonge Street, the site of the murder of Jane Creba on Boxing Day, 2005;
  • to seek assistance from the mayor’s office in contacting Riverdale Collegiate and the TDSB in confirming that Riverdale Collegiate will indeed be the location for the ‘Open Mic Town Hall on Gun Violence’ which will happen on January 26th, 2006, on the one month anniversary of the Boxing Day shootings on Yonge Street.
  • Yonge Street Peace is grateful to the Mayor’s office for accomodating us on such short notice to listen to both of our requests listed above. At this time, we do not know of any plans to alter or move the makeshift memorial in any way.

    We will be holding a press conference outlining all details of the Open Mic Town Hall on Gun Violence in the very near future, as soon as initial details are confirmed.

    HiMY SYeD
    on behalf of Yonge Street Peace.

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