Local Heroes in Lawrence Heights

Local Heroes in Lawrence Heights

June 17, 2011

Lawrence Heights Community Animators

The Lawrence Heights Animators, a group of 17 Lawrence Heights tenants, were named the winners of the 2011 Canadian Urban Institute's Urban Leadership�Award in the��Local Heroes� category.�

The group was recognized for the fundamental role they play in supporting and facilitating civic participation in the Lawrence Allen Revitalization Plan and assisting in the development of a community vision for the revitalization process.

�The Lawrence Heights Community Animators are a group of committed and passionate activist tenant leaders who live in the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood,� said Bronwyn Krog, Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Toronto Community Housing. �They are outstanding mentors and leaders in outreach, engagement and advocacy, who deeply understand the issues faced by marginalized and newcomer communities.�

For the past three years, the animators have worked collaboratively with Toronto Community Housing, the City of Toronto, community organizations and agencies as well as their families, friends and neighbours to develop a vision for revitalizing their community.

Click here to watch a video about the Animators, produced by the Canadian Urban Institute.