Long-time Oshawa Councillor John Aker to be memorialized with re-naming of Northview Library

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Published February 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

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Long-time City and Regional Councillor John Aker, who died one year ago after serving a total of 34 years on Oshawa Council, will get his name memorialized on a library in north Oshawa he helped establish.

The Northview Public Library will be re-named the John Aker North Oshawa Public Library in honour of Aker, who served on council from 1973 to 1997 and again from 2010-2018. Aker was 78 when he died February 4, 2021.

Oshawa Council made the decision to honour Aker for his contributions to Oshawa and Durham Region, as well as for his support for the establishment of the library, which is on Beatrice Avenue East, just west of Ritson Road.

The cost of the name change is expected to be between $14,800 and $21,800, which will cover signage, promotional material and updating records, etc.

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