Salem-Westmoreland Parkette Renaming

Residents have contacted my office requesting to rename Salem-Westmoreland Parkette after Bruce Cox, who has recently passed. Bruce was a much loved and well-respected community member, organizer, and was a director of Greenpeace for over 10 years. He was beloved by the west-end community, which is deeply saddened by his passing. He lived on Westmoreland and spent many hours in the parkette, especially with his dog Scruffy. To honour Bruce's memory and community efforts, we have created this petition to collect community support for changing the name of Salem Parkette.

Learn more about Bruce's life:

Globe and Mail Obituary - Greenpeace Canada leader Bruce Cox was a 'joyful warrior'

Green Peace - Remebering Bruce

Legacy - Bruce Francis

We, the undersigned residents of the City of Toronto, request that Salem Parkette be renamed Bruce Cox Parkette. Besides being the respected Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada for a decade, Bruce was a mentor, a counselor and a storyteller; a political activist and environmentalist who was as comfortable in backrooms as he was in the great outdoors. A devoted birdwatcher, Mr. Cox spent the last summer of his life campaigning against the unregulated hunt of the cormorant in Ontario. Furthermore, Mr. Cox, with his rescue dog Scruffy, visited this small “subway” parkette daily as he lived and worked on the adjacent Westmoreland Avenue.
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