Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Faculty of Law, friends, family and colleagues are mourning the loss of Justice Romain Pitt, a trailblazing lawyer and judge who died last week at the age of 84. 

Born in Grenada and arriving in Toronto at the age of 19 to study at the University of Toronto, Pitt went on to co-found the first partnership of black lawyers in Canada and serve as a founding director of Caribana, now known as the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

After being called to the bar, Pitt worked at a Bay Street law firm before stepping out on his own with partner Eric Lindsay in 1967.

In 1994, he became a judge — a moment his son describes as the proudest of his life. He served on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice until 2010. 

Read the full story of Justice Pitt's career and contributions at CBC News