Our congratulations to Mary Ann Cross, member of the North York Community Preservation Panel and a member of the North York Historical Society.
On Thursday November 6, 2014, the North York Mirror wrote (p. 16):
“Mary Ann Cross has assumed the role of champion for the naming of streets and parks in North York to remember, honour and celebrate the early settlers of North York, with the active support of the North York Community Preservation Panel,” said panel chair, Geoff Kettel, who nominated her for an Urban Hero Award.
Cross has worked diligently to get families’ consent for their ancestors’ names to be honoured, Kettel said.
She is so far responsible for eight historical names being used for road signs including Johnson Farm Lane southwest of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street commemorating the area’s once rural landscape and a number of streets in Downsview’s Stanley Greene neighbourhood.
Congratulations to Urban Hero Award winner Mary Ann Cross!