Over 90 members of the Gerrard-Woodbine Neighbourhood Association (GWNA) gathered for a potluck social at the Naval Club of Toronto last weekend, with several more dropping in for the announcement many in the area had been waiting for: the winner of the ‘Name the ‘Hood’ vote that had taken place in several rounds over the previous month.
On hand for the announcement were Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway, Ward 32 city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and local historian and Beach Metro News columnist Gene Domagala. The vote team of Bill Andersen, Steve D’Souza and Shelly Baboolall counted and recounted the votes on the final four choices, and at the end of the final tally, the name ‘Beach Hill’ came out on top.
GWNA members and executive are hoping the name will grow ‘organically’, as the popularity of the top choice grew with each round of voting. For more information on the group, visit gerrardwoodbine.com.