The family of Jack Burrows gathered in early August for a private unveiling of a plaque honouring the former North Bay mayor and long-time community volunteer.
It's our lead feature in the Fall Edition of this magazine's 10th issue celebrating our first anniversary. The cover photo was taken by North Bay photographer Dave Stevenson.
Burrows served on city council from 1989 to 1995 followed by three terms as mayor until 2003. One of his many contributions was to champion the purchase of the former Canadian Pacific Railway lands and to set in motion the development of the North Bay waterfront. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 81.
The public square between Oak Street and the North Bay Museum – a pedestrian entrance to the Community Waterfront Park – will now be known as Jack Burrows Space.
“Jack would feel incredibly honoured if he were here today,” said his wife, Elaine Burrows. “This will serve as a permanent reminder of his contributions to the community and his vision for the waterfront.”