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Alice and Dan Heap Plaque Presenation

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29 Wales Avenue

Toronto, ON M5T 1J3

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Join Heritage Toronto and the Heap family for the presentation of plaque honouring the legacy of life-long community organizers, trade unionists, socialists, and peace-activists Alice and Dan Heap.

Alice (1925-2012) was born in Quebec in 1925 and Dan (or Don) in Manitoba in 1925. They met while members of the Student Christian Movement and married in Montreal in 1950. They moved to Toronto shortly thereafter and Dan became a worker-priest and was later elected a Toronto City Councillor (1972 to 1981) and then New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Trinity–Spadina (1981 to 1993).

Alice steadfastly organized for many social justice and international solidarity causes, and participated in the co-op housing movement. The Heap home at 29 Wales Avenue was a centre for political activism where the door was always open to people needing shelter.

Alice and Dan Heap on the porch of their home at 29 Wales Ave. in Kensington Market in 1993. Image by Marty Crowder

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