The City of Toronto half-masts flags at the locations noted to mark national commemorative dates, to mourn the passing of public figures including current and past elected officials, and to mark tragedies and commemorations:

January 26 – 27
93 Burial Sites identified on Williams Lake First Nation, BC
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York, Scarborough) Metro Hall, Fire and Paramedic Stations, Long Term Care and other facilities (where operationally feasible) will be flown at half mast from January 26 to 27, in memory of the 93 individuals buried in unmarked graves on the Williams Lake First Nation, and to honour all those who did not return from residential schools.

January 30-31
The late Joan King, former Councillor
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York, Scarborough) and Metro Hall, will be flown at half-mast from January 30 to 31, in memory of the late Joan King, former Toronto, Metro and North Councillor, who passed away on January 27.

February 15-16
54 Burial Sites identified by the Keeseekoose First Nation
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York, Scarborough) Metro Hall, Fire and Paramedic Stations, Long Term Care and other facilities (where operationally feasible) will be flown at half mast from February 15 to 16, in memory of the 54 individuals buried in unmarked graves on the Keeseekoose First Nation on the site of two residential schools, and to honour all those who did not return.

March 1 – 2
169 Burial Sites identified by the Kapawe’no First Nation
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York, Scarborough) Metro Hall, Fire and Paramedic Stations, Long Term Care and other facilities (where operationally feasible) will be flown at half mast from March 1 to 2, in memory of the 169 individuals buried in unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school near the Kapawe’no First Nation and to honour all those who did not return.

April 9
National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Flags on official flag poles at Toronto City Hall, Old City Hall and other locations that memorialize the First World War will be flown at half-mast to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9.

April 14-15
Passing of former Scarborough Councillor Ronald Watson
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall and Scarborough Civic Centre will be flown at half-mast from now until the end of day on Friday April 15, 2022 in memory of Ronald Watson, a former City of Scarborough Alderman/Councillor for Ward 10/11 (1966-1978, 1980-1982, 1987-1997) who passed away on April 10.

April 28
National Day of Mourning (Workers’ Mourning Day)
Flags on official flag poles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, and the Civic Centres will be flown at half-mast to commemorate the National Day of Mourning for persons killed or injured in the workplace.

May 4-11
Passing of the Honourable John W. Bosley, PC
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall and the Civic Centres will be flown at half-mast from May 4 until May 11, 2022 in memory of the late Hon. John Bosley, PC who passed away on April 28. Mr. Bosley served on Toronto City Council and Metro Council from 1975-1978, as MP for Don Valley West (1979-1993) and Speaker of the House of Commons (1984-1986).

June 23
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, Civic Centres and Humber Bay Park East (location of the Air India Memorial) will be flown at half-mast to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.

September 5 – 6, 2022
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York and Scarborough) will be lowered to half-mast until the end of day Tuesday, September 6, 2022, to mourn  the victims of the tragic events on the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan.

September 8 – 19
Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
All flags at Toronto City Hall, Old City Hall, the Civic Centres, Metro Hall and all City of Toronto facilities, Fire and EMS Stations, parks and vessels (where possible) as well as City agency and corporation facilities are to be flown at half-mast from 1:30 pm on September 8 until sunset on September 19 to mark the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The Canadian Flag at City Hall was flown at full mast on September 10 from 11 am to sunset to mark the Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III in Canada.

September 11
Firefighters’ National Memorial Day
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, the Civic Centres and Fire Halls will be flown at half-mast to commemorate Firefighters’ National Memorial Day.

September 12 – 21
Line of Duty Death: Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, Civic Centres, Toronto Fire and Paramedic Stations will be flown at half-mast from September 12 until September 21, in memory of Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on September 12.

September 25
Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, and the Civic Centres will be flown at half-mast to commemorate Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day.

September 30
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, Civic Centres, Long Term Care, Parks and other City facilities (where operational considerations permit) will be flown at half-mast to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

October 21 – 28
The late Councillor Cynthia Lai
All flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres (East York, Etobicoke, York, North York, Scarborough) and Metro Hall, will be flown at half-mast from October 21-28 (the date of the funeral) in memory of the late Cynthia Lai, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 23 (Scarborough North), who passed away on October 21, 2022.

November 8
Indigenous Veterans Day
To coincide with the Federal and Provincial Governments, flags on official flag poles at Toronto City Hall, the Civic Centres and Metro Hall will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in commemoration of Indigenous Veterans Day.

November 11
Remembrance Day
Flags on official flag poles at Toronto City Hall, Old City Hall, Civic Centres and Metro Hall will be flown at half-mast to commemorate Remembrance Day.  Flags will also be half-masted at all City of Toronto Division, Agency, Board and Commission headquarters and other City locations that memorialize Canadian war dead.  When half-masting occurs at a location where Remembrance Day is being observed, half-masting may occur according to the prescribed order of service but flags should remain half-masted following the ceremony until sunset/close of business.

December 6
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Flags on official flagpoles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall, and the Civic Centres will be flown at half-mast to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.