The CN Tower in Toronto is lit a bright orange tonight

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage

The CN Tower in Toronto is lit a bright orange tonight, in memory of Jack Layton, the Federal Leader of the opposition. He passed away on August 22nd, 2011 and the State funeral was held today.

 

I met Jack Layton, as a student at Ryerson, many years ago. He was one of those teachers, who I will remember all my life. One memory - is him taking all the students to City Council in the evening, and we sat there, like the councilors do ..... and we had a first-hand experience of what he was teaching. And there is a side story to this .... a homeless man, came and joined us.

 

As we walked from Ryerson to City Hall, Jack was giving us a little history of the places we were passing by ….. and that’s when the homeless man came over to talk to Jack. Instead of ignoring him, Jack included him as another student.

 

 

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Real Estate Agent serving clients for the Toronto Downtown and Toronto Waterfront Area.

Residential and Investment Properties.

Rosalind Nicholas, ACCA,SRS,REALTOR®

e-mail:   Rnicholas@trebnet.com     Tel: 416 918 1972

RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMuLzqLe72M&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Comments (6)

Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I visited Toronto couple of years ago and did visit the CN tower - but it looks more beautiful in orange....

Aug 27, 2011 04:43 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Rosalind - Jack Layton left his mark on Toronto and in Ottawa - he may even have changed federal politics for some time to come. regardless of your political affiliations you had to respect the man and his principles

Aug 27, 2011 04:51 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Praful, Thank you for commenting. Yes, the CN Tower is a beautiful structure and more so, when it is all lit up. The colours often, reflect what’s going on in the City of Toronto.

Aug 27, 2011 04:55 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Rosalind:  It sounds like that was a great tribute to Jack Layton that the folks in Toronto are showing him.  And what a great thing it says about the politics in Canada... that you can honor someone from... "the opposition."

Here in the "lower 48"... so many of the clowns in Washington won't even TALK... to "the opposition."  The United States could learn so much from our neighbor from the north.

I think it's really great that you have chosen to honor Mr Layton in a post.  Good for you !

Aug 27, 2011 04:57 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Kathy, you are right in saying so. He also impacted the ordinary people, who had the opportunity to interact with him on some level or other, even just meeting him in passing, at Tim Hortons.

Aug 27, 2011 05:01 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Karen, even if we ignore the fact that he was an articulate politician, who took his Party, to the status of the Official Opposition, he was a special human being …. I guess, many people saw that in him.

Aug 27, 2011 05:12 PM