It has been one year since Toronto was struck by its first death related to COVID-19.
The City of Toronto is holding a virtual ceremony Sunday evening. It’s expected to start around 7:30.
Today marks one year since the first #COVID19-related death was reported in Toronto. Tonight, join the virtual ceremony of commemoration to remember the 2,740 Torontonians we’ve lost. Starting at 7:30 p.m., tune in to a local broadcast. #TOreflects pic.twitter.com/PSsndhIsQz
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) March 21, 2021
Flags outside city buildings will be at half-mast.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 21, 2021
As of Saturday, 2,753 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in Toronto, out of the nearly 102,000 people who have contracted the virus.
“Proclaiming today the day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19 in Toronto,” said Mayor John Tory. “Tragically, more than 2,700 Toronto residents have died due to COVID-19 in the past year, we mourn the loss of life and turn to one another in support through this grief.”