On hand to officiate the unveiling was Toronto Ward 2 Councillor Stephen Holyday; Chris Bateman, Heritage Toronto; Brian Yawney, Etobicoke Urban Forest Activist; EHS President Joel Winter and EHS Chief Historian Denise Harris. The unveiling was witnessed by EHS members and some residents from the local neighbourhood.
Some in attendance had grown up in the area and remembered George Corsan as an eccentric character who made a connection with local children who played on his property. He distributed the nuts from his Black Walnut trees to the children with the instructions they should take them home and plant them. There are many large Black Walnuts in the Village of Islington neighbourhood today which are most likely a lasting legacy of this unique former resident of Islington.