City of Toronto to name playground in honour of writer Dennis Lee
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The Future is Binary – Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Chair of the Toronto and East York Community Council, and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to name a playground in honour of Toronto writer Dennis Lee with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Date: Tuesday, June 24
Time: 5 to 6 p.m., remarks 5 p.m.
Location: Vermont Square Park, 819 Palmerston Ave. (south of Dupont Street)
Dennis Lee is a well-known writer, poet and teacher who co-founded Toronto’s House of Anansi Press in 1967, was made an Officer for the Order of Canada in 1993, and served as Toronto’s first Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2004. He is most famous for writing the children’s book Alligator Pie. He will attend and speak at the ceremony.
The playground includes a large boat-shaped climber for children five to 12 years of age, a small house-shaped climber structure for children two to five years of age, swings, an accessible roundabout, and a sand-play area with a water tap.
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