Ralph Carrette Day (November 21, 1898 – May 21, 1976) was mayor of Toronto, Ontario from 1938 to 1940. He was also an accomplished funeral director, owning his own funeral home. He also served as chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission in the 1960s and 1970s. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.
Ralph C. Day
|46th Mayor of Toronto|
|Preceded by||William D. Robbins|
|Succeeded by||Frederick J. Conboy|
|Born||November 21, 1898|
|Died||May 21, 1976 (aged 77)|
|Profession||Mayor of Toronto, First Chairman Parking Authority, Chairman Toronto Transit Commission|
Italian-Canadian men were interned by the federal government shortly after Italy declared war on Canada during World War II; Day announced on June 11, 1940 that their families, despite now lacking a breadwinner, would be denied welfare stating "This country is at war with Italy and Italians cannot very well expect us to spend money for war purposes for the purpose of maintaining alien enemies."
In 1963 Day became chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission a position he would hold until 1972.
The Ralph Day Funeral Home still operates but has since merged with another Day family acquisition "Heritage Funeral Centre, "Ralph Day Chapel" in Toronto on Overlea Boulevard.
With his wife Vera he had two daughters, Marie and Shirley and one son, Glenn. His son would marry former mayor Allan A. Lamport's daughter.
- Toronto Star, May 21, 1976
C. C. Downey
| Chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission
Franklin I. Young
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