Toronto City Council has voted to name the new 7,000 square foot community centre being built as part of the 362 Wallace Ave development the George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre. Community members have played a major role in defining this centre, from its layout, to the type of programming that will be offered once it opens, and now the name of the centre itself! Many Junction Triangle residents suggested that the building be named after a famous local, and the idea of naming it after legendary Heavyweight Boxer, George Chuvalo was the predominate choice. Hundreds of petitions were collected in the surrounding area and I brought forward a motion to Toronto City Council to officially name the centre after George Chuvalo. You can watch Chuvalo's heartfelt reaction to this initiative here. You can learn more about how this came to be and some history on Chuvalo by clicking here.
George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre Naming
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