Legal Line Founder wins the 2017 Province of Ontario ‘Access, Equity and Human Rights Award’

By a unanimous vote from Mayor John Tory’s entire office, the 2017 Constance E. Hamilton Equity Award was presented to Legal Line’s founder, Antree C. Demakos.

The Access, Equity and Human Rights Award is the City’s highest honour recognizing people or programs that have made a difference 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 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, Antree is recognized for her significant impact on securing equitable treatment of women socially, economically and culturally.


John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto says, “Congratulations to Antree for winning by unanimous decision, the City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Award…  Antree deserves to be celebrated for helping to build a stronger, more equitable society for all of us.”

City Manager Peter Wallace says, “We applaud Antree for the important work she has done – and continues to do – to improve life 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 Award Ceremony took place in Council Chambers at Toronto City Hall on December 4, 2017 – International Human Rights Day. Every seat in City Hall was full with many in attendance for this important event, including Mayor Tory, City Manager Wallace, councillors, members of the public, and 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.

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Antree’s Award Acceptance speech is broadcast over 84 TV’s in the room.


Y. Younger, Manager of Outreach Education for Legal Line, with Antree.


Andreas “Dre” Levine (Volunteer, Shipping & Receiving) with Ian Levine who is 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.

And then

3 months pass and…

Antree wins The Law Society Highest ‘Access to Justice’ Award for helping millions of Ontarians.


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