Town of Halton Hills installs new orange crosswalk

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Published October 13, 2022 at 4:18 pm

In honour of the new orange crosswalk in Halton Hills, the Town will be hosting an inauguration event.

On Oct. 17, Gimaa (Chief) Stacey Laforme and Mayor Rick Bonnette will be at the intersection of Main St. and Confederation St. to inaugurate the recently installed crosswalk.

This crosswalk is part of the Town’s efforts to move forward on the path to truth and reconciliation.

Additionally, it is a symbol to honour the Indigenous children who did not return home from residential schools while also showing support for the survivors who did.

“This solid orange crosswalk honours the children who attended residential schools and stands as an important reminder to us all that we live on the treaty lands and territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette.

“We hope that the crosswalk will encourage residents to engage in reflection and self-education on the history of residential schools and the ongoing impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities. We are all treaty people, and everyone has a role to play in reconciliation.”

The community is advised that a temporary road closure is required for the event.

Main St. will be temporarily closed between Confederation St. and Prince St. on Oct. 17 from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Parking for the event will be at Glen Williams Park where onsite staff will provide access for those attending the event.

Attendees are encouraged to wear orange to show their support and commitment to reconciliation and to participate in the Moccasin Identifier Project.

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