Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes has been fortunate to have the support, advocacy, and friendship of Councillor Pam McConnell for the past 20 years. Pam’s long-term commitment to the housing co-op sector in general, and specifically to the co-ops in her own ward, is legendary. Whenever Pam attended one of our co-op events, she always arrived in her trademark rainbow-coloured jacket, brimming with enthusiasm and positivity. Pam was a determined advocate for her constituents, and their quality of life as individuals. From her tireless work for poverty-reduction in our city, to her challenging role as chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, Pam was there for the people – in person. Her ongoing support of our co-op has been greatly appreciated. Pam helped us with various neighbourhood issues, expressed her delight when we decided to change the co-op’s name to honour our late Manager, and was never too busy to pen support letters for our grant application process every year. Pam attended our co-op’s 25th anniversary celebration in December of 2016, and spoke thoughtfully about our long-term association. She shall be especially missed by us, and the people of Toronto.
Ann Dion Diane Frankling Co-op Manager July 25, 2017