The City of Toronto continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest-serving monarch and Canada’s Head of State, who passed away at the age of 96 on September 8. Several commemorations of remembrance will happen in the city on the National Day of Mourning, Monday, September 19 at 1 p.m.:
There will be no other impact to City services on September 19.
The Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square was dimmed on September 8, and has been lit in Royal Blue each evening since, as part of the National Illumination Tribute Initiative. The Princes’ Gates at Exhibition Place are also lit in Royal Blue as part of this initiative, which will continue until September 19.
Flags will remain at half-mast at all City facilities, parks and vessels until the end of the mourning period on September 19 and then continue to be at half-mast until the date of the funeral for fallen Toronto Police Constable Andrew Hong.
City Council will also consider a motion of Condolence at its meeting on Wednesday, September 28.
Residents can continue to send condolences through the Government of Canada’s online national book of condolences or in person at Toronto City Hall and Civic Centres, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The City’s condolence books will remain available until the end of the day on September 19.
For more information about sharing condolences, City commemorations and the Queen’s special relationship with Toronto, visit the City’s webpage Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022.
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