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Ted Rogers statue unveiled at Toronto's Rogers Centre

TORONTO (NEWS1130) – The founder of Rogers Communications, Ted Rogers, is being honoured with a bronze statue outside Rogers Centre.

The 12-foot bronze statue — in the likeness of Rogers, who is considered one of Canada’s most innovative leaders — was unveiled this afternoon.

Members of Rogers’ family were on-hand, including his widow Loretta, and their children, Melinda, Edward, Lisa and Martha. Rogers president and CEO Nadir Mohamed was also present.

Rogers passed away on Dec. 2, 2008, at the age of 75.

A year after his death, a stretch of Jarvis Street, between Bloor and Charles streets, was renamed Ted Rogers Way.

During his tenure as head of Rogers Communications Inc., Rogers amassed a media and sports empire, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, City, Omni, News1130, Maclean’s and Chatelaine.

Rogers Communications is the parent company of News1130.