Russell Street Officially Renamed Ursula Franklin Street

July 15, 2020 by Communications

Excerpt from The Star:
"A street bearing the name of one of early Toronto’s most infamous supporters of slavery will be renamed after a pioneering scientist and feminist.

The Toronto East York Community Council voted unanimously on Thursday to change the name of Russell Street, named after slave owner Peter Russell, an official of Upper Canada who fought against abolition, to Ursula Franklin.

Franklin was a research physicist and metallurgist in U of T’s faculty of engineering and taught at the university for more than 40 years. She died in 2016 at the age of 94."

As follows, the Department of Anthropology's new address is 19 Ursula Franklin Street. Changes on official documents to follow.


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