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Councillor proposes Sharon, Lois & Bram playground

TORONTO – Toronto Coun. Josh Matlow wants to name a playground after iconic Canadian children’s entertainers Sharon, Lois and Bram.

Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstien and Bram Morrison formed their act in Toronto in 1978 and began touring. A television show followed in 1984 and The Elephant Show ran on the CBC until 1988, and was seen on reruns in Canada and the United States until the mid-90s.

Matlow wants the playground at June Rowlands Park, near Mount Pleasant Road and Davisville Avenue, to be named after the trio.

“I am currently preparing a formal request to City staff and looking forward to announcing an event including Sharon, Lois & Bram to celebrate the unveiling of the new name in the coming months,” he wrote on his website.

According to a report in the Toronto Star, the motion will be presented to the Toronto East York Community Council on Sept. 10.

Would you support this name change? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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