The City of Toronto Celebrates Kindness
“It’s All About Kindness Day” coincides with the launch of June Callwood Park in the Fort York neighbourhood, and takes its name from the title of a new collection of memories of Callwood, edited by Margaret McBurney and published by Cormorant Books. The CN Tower will be lit pink and green — June Callwood’s favourite colours, and the two prominent colours in the design of June Callwood Park. A light show will run at the tower at the beginning of every hour, from 4am May 16 until 4am May 17.
At 7 pm on May 16, Fort York’s Parler Fort series will celebrate “It’s All About Kindness Day” and the launch of June Callwood Park with an event in the Blue Barracks building, moderated by CBC host Michael Enright. The mayoral proclamation will be read by City Councillor Mike Layton, and further participants will include George Smitherman, Molly Johnson, Joy Kogawa, Pat Capponi, Joe Fiorito, and Paula Todd, all of whom contributed chapters to It’s All About Kindness: Remembering June Callwood. Event admission is $8.85 plus tax, and free for students. Copies of It’s All About Kindness will be available for purchase.