Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Toronto mayors debate city history

Okay, politicians debate all the time. But to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of the City of Toronto, current Toronto mayor David Miller will debate the city's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, this Friday, March 6, in the city council chamber.

The fact that Mayor Mackenzie has been dead since 1861 is not going to spoil the proceedings. His late Honour will be re-incarnated by actor Eric Peterson. (David Miller will indeed be played by David Miller.) The whole thing is the brainchild of always-breaking-the-wall actor R.H. Thomson, with support from the city and The Dominion Institute. Details here, if you scoll down a bit to "A Unique Meeting: Past and Present." I'm there.
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