VIDEO: Israel Asper Way Unveiled at Human Rights Museum

A stretch of Waterfront Drive in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has a new name.

Israel Asper Way was unveiled during a ceremony on Monday by dignitaries and supporters of the museum.

Asper’s three children, Leonard, David and Gail, were also on hand along with Mayor Sam Katz and Gail Stephens, the museum’s chief operating officer.

“I think it’s kind of fitting that this street is named Israel Asper Way as opposed to street or boulevard or road. Because there really is an Irael Asper way… and you know what I’m talking about,” Leonard mused.

Israel “Izzy” Asper was instrumental in his vision to have the museum built. The lawyer and media magnate died in 2003 at the age of 71.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will open on September 20.

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