Please join me in welcoming the Dalai Lama to Toronto! His Holiness the 14th the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient will be visiting Toronto during the week of October 29th 2007. To commemorate his visit, to honour his work and to recognize the over 4000 Tibetans living in South Parkdale I have been working with MP Peggy Nash and MPP Cheri Di Novo to name a greenspace in Ward 14 in his honour. It has been proposed that the HOPE community garden (adjacent to Mazaryk Cowan Community Centre) take on his Holiness’ name. Parks has agreed to support this request and will provide us with a plaque to be erected at the park in the coming weeks. Details of the unveiling will be posted on my blog.