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Everyone is invited to attend the Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance Sunday May 1, 2022 at 11am.
The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation will be hosting the annual 2022 Ceremony of Remembrance in person at the site of the Ontario Police Memorial across from Queen’s Park in Toronto as we honour our Ontario police officers who have died in the line of duty, our Heroes in Life, Not Death.
The parade mustering location and march-off point will be at Queens Park, in front of the Royal Ontario Museum, south of Bloor St W. The following lists the Section for each Police Service, Pipe Band & Order of March.
- Column A: RCMP, MILITARY POLICE, OPP
- Column B: City Police A to Z
- Column C: Regional Police A to Z
- Column D: Police from other Provinces, First Nations Police, Correctional, Fire, EMS, Other agencies
The Toronto Police Service will be supplying a Command Post and the location of each Section will be marked.
Parade participants are to be assembled no later than 9:15am for an approximate march-off time of 10:15am.
A representative from each Section (responsible for drill commands) will attend the Command Post at 9:15am for a briefing.
Please note that there are several road closures in downtown Toronto on the date of this event for planned marathon. There are also several road closures for protests. Watch press conference Friday April 29th 10:30am by Toronto Police Service Chief James Ramer. Please check local traffic and leave plenty of extra time to arrive at the destination. The specific road closures for the Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday are listed below for your info:
Road Closure time: Sunday May 1, 2022 8am-2pm
· Queen’s Park Cres East, from Bloor St W to College St
· Queen’s Park Cres West, from Bloor St W to College St
· Hoskin Ave, from St. George St to Queen’s Park Cres W (local only)
· Grosvenor St, from Surrey Place to Queen’s Park Cres E (local only)
· St. Josheph St to be closed at St Thomas St, traffic to be redirected to Bay St. W (local only)
· Charles St to close at St. Thomas St, traffic to be redirected to Bloor St. W. (local only)
Full public details of the event are noted in the below media release. A social evening on Saturday April 30 is also being planned in downtown Toronto. Details are posted below.
MEDIA RELEASE & REQUEST FOR COVERAGE
Media is invited to attend the 23rd annual Ceremony of Remembrance, organized by the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation, on Sunday May 1st, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Ontario Police Memorial in Toronto.
The annual Ceremony of Remembrance honours and pays tribute to Ontario’s fallen police officers who died in the Line of Duty – these officers are Heroes in Life, Not Death.
The last in-person Ceremony of Remembrance was in 2019 prior to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Led by Police Pipe Bands, thousands of uniformed police officers from across Ontario, Canada, the USA, and Europe will assemble in their march along Queen’s Park Crescent, arriving at the wall of honour before 11 a.m. for the official start of the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.
In 2022, the following names of Ontario police officers will be added to the Ontario Police Memorial:
• Constable Jeffrey Northrup, Toronto Police Service, 2021
• Provincial Constable Marc Hovingh, Manitoulin Detachment OPP, 2020
• Constable Joan Theresa VanBreda, Niagara Regional Police, 2020
Historical additions: These fallen officers have been identified by the Ontario Police Memorial Historian after research submissions by the Brockville, Brantford and Guelph Police Services.
• Constable John Teevens, Guelph Police, 1945
• Constable John Hickey, Brantford Police Service, 1897
• Constable Alexander Wright, Brockville Police Service, 1895
Guests of honour will include: Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Doug Ford, and families of fallen officers.
For members of the public who are not able to attend in person, the ceremony will be live-streamed on the official OPMF YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter platforms. Social media links to the service
and additional details will be posted on the official blog of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation CeremonyofRemembrance.ca/Live.
The OPMF will provide a broadcast feed of the ceremony for media outlets unable to attend, beginning at 10:30 a.m., from the Television Operational Centre. In person media will have camera
positions reserved with audio feed. All media outlets are welcome to take the feed live.
If you are a media outlet wishing to broadcast the live feed, or if you require further information, please email Scott Mills firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 647-449-2801.
The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation is hosting a Fellowship Night Saturday April 30, 2022 starting at 7:30pm at Petty Cash Social House, 487 Adelaide St W, Toronto. There is limited capacity. Please RSVP to Hazel by email HWood@TPA.ca by April 25, 2022 to ensure your spot. A $10 donation at the door includes food and one beverage.