By a unanimous vote from Mayor John Tory’s entire office, the 2017 City of Toronto’s Constance E. Hamilton Equity Award was presented to Legal Line’s founder, Antree C. Demakos.
2017 Access, Equity and Human Rights Award Winners
The Access, Equity and Human Rights Award is the City’s highest honour recognizing people or programs that have made a difference in Toronto by reducing discrimination and barriers to equality.
These are community-driven awards, and the nominations come from Toronto residents and a panel of community individuals with expertise and knowledge of issues pertinent to the awards selected for each recipient. In addition to Antree’s Award, this ceremony included the Aboriginal Affairs Award, and the PRIDE Award.
Councillor Lucy Troisi, Councillor Joe Mihevc, Legal Line Founder Antree C. Demakos, Mayor John Tory, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
As the Winner of the Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women, Antree is recognized for her significant impact on securing equitable treatment of women in Toronto, socially, economically and culturally.
John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto says, “Congratulations to this year’s winners of the City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards… Our recipients deserve to be celebrated for helping to build a stronger, more equitable society for all Torontonians.”
City Manager Peter Wallace says, “We applaud these recipients and the important work they have done – and continue to do – to improve life in Toronto for all residents.”
Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s Toronto District School Board) and Antree C. Demakos
Toronto City Hall lights up for Award Night
The AEHR Awards Ceremony took place in Council Chambers at Toronto City Hall on December 4, 2017 – International Human Rights Day. Many were attendance, including Mayor Tory, City Manager Wallace, several councillors, members of the public, along with countless Legal Line supporters.
This is how it looked before the room filled, and each politician received our brand new 2018 Legal Line Guide hand delivered right to their desk.
Adrian Younger, Manager of Outreach Education for Legal Line, with Antree.
Andreas “Dre” Levine, Volunteer, Shipping & Receiving with Ian Levine, Legal Line’s Director of Embassy and Consulate Alliances.
Antree with Ian and Angela Mallon, Legal Line’s Director of Operations.
35 years together, and as Ian points out… She’s a WINNER.
Antree and Ian. Ready to take things up a notch.