Hydro building

Councillors seek to rename hydro building after former commissioner

Toronto and East York Community Council consider honouring Jack Christie, 10 years after his death

Ten years after the death of hydro commissioner Jack Christie, Beaches-East York councillor Janet Davis is seeking to commemorate his legacy.

On Feb. 1, city council approved Davis’s request, seconded by Toronto-Danforth councillor Mary Fragedakis, to ask staff to report on renaming the former hydro building at 175 Memorial Park Ave. after Christie.

Christie was first appointed commissioner in 1967, a position he held for almost 16 years. He was re-appointed in 1993 to fill a vacancy and re-elected in 1994 for three additional years.

He established himself in the community by participating and engaging with local residents, according to the motion presented to city council.

Christie maintained his involvement in local groups, such as the Beaches Major Fastball League, East York Planning Board, and Ontario Minor Hockey Association.

The Toronto and East York Community Council will next consider the renaming at its May 2 meeting.