March 1 2014: 'Man of Steel' Gala Fundraising Event for the Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial Statue
A gala event aimed at raising funds for the Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial Statue in Greenwood Park will take place Saturday, March 1, in the Distillery Historic District.
The “Man of Steel” evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment, will be held at The Stirling Room, 14 Trinity St., starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Baldwin led a mostly anonymous existence in his short five years of life in Toronto’s east end. The five-year-old boy was locked in a cold, dark bedroom with his six-year-old sister without food, left to drink water from the toilet.
He died Nov. 30, 2002 – just two months shy of his sixth birthday. He weighed one pound less than he had as a one-year-old.
He suffered severe abuse and neglect at the hands of his grandparents before dying of starvation, pneumonia, and septic shock. Todd Boyce, a father of three, is raising the funds for the memorial to immortalize Jeffrey with a bronze statue of the boy dressed in a Superman costume.