The City of Toronto recognizes Louis Riel Day on November 16.


Louis Riel is remembered as a great Métis leader, a founder of confederation, a political and spiritual leader and an advocate for minority rights.

We recognize Louis Riel’s contribution to Métis communities and acknowledge the contributions the Métis make to Toronto. The City is committed to supporting Indigenous communities and to working together toward fulfilling Louis Riel’s vision and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people.

Read the Louis Riel Day Proclamation.

Video message from Mayor John Tory