I have always been fond of the people who reside in the Oak Ridge Apartment Building in District 2, located at 5795 Sir Walter Scott. This might be a rental complex, but it could easily pass for a condominium. Many of the residents have been there for years and they have an active Tenants Association, headed by Andrew Halmos. Professor Joseph Brody handled those duties before him.
Tova Lauferman is another one of the movers and shakers there and she was the one responsible for organizing a lovely picnic for residents on September 3 at Ashkelon Gardens. That is right in the back of City Hall and of course directly next door to the Oak Ridge.
Tova and her team had pizza, cheese bagels, bourekas and a whole lot more. It was a beautiful day and over the course of the afternoon special guests like myself -- as the city councillor for the building- as well as Mayor Anthony Housefather and D'Arcy McGee Liberal MNA Lawrence Bergman dropped by. See the photo above. That is Tova in the purple shirt and Andrew next to me in the green.
I know that when I have done my door to door campaigning in that building, the reponse from those who greeted me was most polite and enthusiastic.
When I left the picnic, Tova and her team were so wonderful that they put together a delicious doggybag to enjoy as a I moved on to my next destination.