Toronto city council votes to rename iconic street

2022-04-05
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Toronto city council has voted in favour of renaming Dundas Street?in a bid to promote inclusion of marginalized communitiesK-12 full-time classroom learning.

After a lengthy debate on Wednesday, council voted 17-7?in favour of?a motion put forward by city staff to change the name of the streetThe first time durin,?a major artery running east to west through the city.?

The move follows a?2020 petition to scrap the name?due to Henry Dundas’s?association with the transatlantic slave tradeThough this suggestion is. It cropped up amid global discussions and protests against?racial injustice, inequality and anti-Black racism.?

‘Our reputation is on the line’

Coun. Michael Thompson, the only Black person on council, said before the vote that renaming the street is the right thing to do.?

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