Street dedicated to late media mogul Ted Rogers
Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 11:47AM EST
The family of the late Ted Rogers gathered in Toronto Wednesday morning to honour the memory of one of the city's most influential entrepreneurs.
Rogers, who started Canada's largest cable-TV and wireless phone company, died exactly one year ago today. The city honoured his accomplishments by dedicating a street to him that is located just beside the Rogers Communications Inc. building, the company's headquarters.
"It's right beside the Rogers campus, a place he was so proud of because it brought together so many creative talented people across the country," noted his widow Loretta Rogers.
Philip B. Lind, vice chairman of Rogers Communications Inc., said the name of the dedication street -- Ted Rogers Way --- is most appropriate when considering the late media mogul's unbridled ambition.
"It's very, very fitting indeed," Lind said.
Ted Rogers Way is located at Jarvis and Charles Streets.
Loretta Rogers said she and her family are proud of the way her late husband has been honoured. Earlier Wednesday morning, she attended a special dedication of the new Rogers broadcast centre at Yonge-Dundas Square.
"Anyone who has ever lost a close one knows that on the first anniversary, you alternate between the disbelief that its been a year and (feeling) that it's been a long time since they've been around," she said. "I'm sure he is pleased and we in the Rogers family are very pleased."
Rogers Communications Inc. also owns the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre stadium.
Rogers, who married his wife in 1963, is survived by their four children - Edward, Lisa, Melinda and Martha.