Jack Layton's tie inspires fundraiser for Homes First

Date: May 7, 2013 Author: Mantis System Categories: Latest News

 After Jack Layton’s death, one of the tasks his son Mike Layton took on was sorting through his father’s things.

As one might imagine, Jack Layton, the leader of the federal NDP party who died in August 2011, had accumulated quite a number of ties – nearly 300 of them, Layton said.

“There were ones that were beautiful and ones he wore during debates or with some sentimental value,” Layton said. “And then there were ones that were really old and not too attractive.”

Ten of those ties ended up at Homes First, a social service agency that works to provide affordable, permanent housing and transitional supports, for a fashion show last fall. But, instead, those few ties sparked an interesting fundraising idea.


Read the full article here courtesy of the Parkdale Villager