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 the rights of equity-deserving people.

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.

I will perhaps be one day acknowledged as more than a leader of the half-breeds, and if I am, I will have an opportunity of being acknowledged as a leader of good in this great country.

– Louis Riel

Watch the 2021 flag-raising event at City Hall


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