City councillor Pam McConnell passed away much too early at age 71. Pam was busy in her large Ward 28 and as deputy mayor, but was also a steadfast champion for both the Waterfront and the Islands. Pam was highly admired and respected and will be missed.
Her ability to wrap up complex issues and see through a bureaucratic haze is clear in this video from City Council.
Books of condolence are available at city hall and online.
Deputy Mayor McConnell’s family encourages everyone to commemorate her in a way that is meaningful to them. Also at the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following organizations:
Collective of Black Artists (cobainc.com)
Donations should be made by cheque and mailed to:
COBA Collective of Black Artists
585 Dundas St. E., Suite 130
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services (dixonhall.org)
Online donations can be made at dixonhall.org/donate
Riverdale Housing Animation Programs (rhag.ca)
Online donations can be made at canadahelps.org/en/charities/riverdale-housing-animation-programs