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Media Advisory,
Ontario Police Memorial Foundation’s Ceremony of Remembrance,
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11 a.m.,
Queen’s Park Crescent

Broadcast time: 14:00
Friday, May 3, 2019

Corporate Communications

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 11 a.m., the 20th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s fallen police officers will occur in downtown Toronto in the area of Queen's Park Circle.

All 266 names will be read aloud beginning at 10 a.m., by two recruits representing the latest graduating class from the Ontario Police College. Music from the Waterloo Regional Brass Band and songs from members of the Ontario Police Choruses will be performed prior to the arrival of the Procession of Honour.

Police Pipe Bands will lead officers from across Ontario, the United States of America and Europe in a march along Queen’s Park Crescent, arriving at the steps of the Legislature before 11 a.m., for the official start of the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.

Attending the Ceremony will be families and friends of the fallen officers, police officers, dignitaries and the public.

The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation (OPMF) host of the annual Memorial Service, to fulfill its goal of ensuring that every fallen officer from Ontario will not be forgotten.

The architectural illumination of the CN Tower will be done in blue light the evening of Sunday, May 5, 2019 to honour police officers in the Province of Ontario who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation will be streaming live throughout the Ceremony on Facebook Live and Youtube Live. Links to watch will be posted on this blog at this link

Contact Persons:

Mike Adair, Ontario Police Memorial Foundation President 705-715-1226

Tanis Hurst, Toronto Police Association, 647-668-7528

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications, 416-808-7094

Members of the public can expect traffic delays due to road closures:

- Queens Park Crescent, East and West, from Bloor Street West to College Street

- Hoskin Avenue, from St. George Street to Queens Park Crescent West

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications