Monday, July 12, 2021
Procession and Road Closures for Constable Northrup's Funeral,
Monday, July 12, 2021, 1 p.m.,
BMO Field, 170 Princes' Boulevard,
Road Closures in effect at 7 a.m.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Further to earlier communications from the Toronto Police Service, the funeral service for Constable Jeffrey Northrup will be held at 1 p.m., on Monday, July 12, 2021, at BMO Field, Exhibition Place, located at 170 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.
There are no changes to the procession details outlined in our news release of Saturday, July 10, 2021, but are repeated here for ease of use.
PROCESSION AND THE PUBLIC
Members of the public are encouraged to view the proceedings via the TPS’ live internet stream on the Toronto Police Service’s YouTube channel or on local television stations.
The general public may choose to observe the procession as it travels from the Thornhill funeral home to Exhibition Place. We ask that anyone doing so please practice social distancing, wear masks and complete a COVID-19 screening form. To protect others, please do not attend if you fail the screening.
It is anticipated that the procession will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. but is subject to change.
At Lake Shore Boulevard West and Ontario Drive, Service members will march eastbound along Lake Shore, turning left onto Canada Boulevard and proceeding onto Princes’ Boulevard.
Toronto Police Service members will position using both sides of Princes’ Boulevard to honour the funeral cortege as it passes through.
Chief James Ramer will salute the cortege before it continues to Gate 5 of BMO Field for the ceremony.
Gate 5 will also be the entrance for any VIPs. The Mounted Unit and pipers will be staged at this entrance, as well as the family awaiting the arrival of Constable Northrup.
Road closures will be in effect around Exhibition Place beginning at 7 a.m. with Canada Boulevard.
The following road closures will be in effect at 9 a.m.:
- Princes’ Blvd
- Ontario Drive
- New Brunswick Way
- Nova Scotia Avenue
- Newfoundland Road
- eastbound Lake Shore Blvd W, from Parkside Drive to British Columbia Road – access permitted for local businesses
- eastbound Lake Shore Blvd W, from British Columbia Drive to Fort York Blvd
- westbound Lake Shore Blvd W, from Fort York Blvd to British Columbia Road
- Strachan Avenue, from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Blvd W
Other traffic control measures will be in effect to facilitate traffic flow in the area.
PARKING AND ARRIVAL TIMES
There is limited parking on site. Please refer to the attached image for designated media parking.
Anyone arriving after the road closures listed above, will not be able to gain access to the site in a vehicle.
A Media Relations Officer will be in the parking area to direct you to the media staging area. Media are required to be inside the staging area by 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times and socially distance, where possible. Any media who go inside BMO Field should complete a COVID-19 screening form. We recommend all media attending complete the form as a precaution.
All participants have been asked to conduct COVID-19 screenings through their respective agencies and those that do not pass, will not be permitted to participate.
Please be aware, there is no on-site access to toilets and no power sockets for electronics.
REGISTERING MEDIA ATTENDANCE:
Confirm your attendance, the media outlet you are working on behalf of, how many staff are attending, and what equipment you will bring with you (how many cameras). Due to limited space, we ask that only one reporter attends on behalf of your specific media outlet. On arrival, please register with a member of Corporate Communications.
Corporate Communications will issue any changes or updates via news release and social media, if required.