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Visit to Toronto

August 30, 2017

Their Excellencies to Visit Toronto

OTTAWATheir Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be in Toronto on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Upon arrival, the Governor General will participate in the presentation and consecration of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s new colours. Later in the afternoon, Their Excellencies will meet with His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto.

Below is Their Excellencies’ detailed itinerary.

12:30 p.m.
Presentation and Consecration of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s New Colours
The Governor General will formally present the new colours to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) members. He will also deliver remarks saluting the achievements of the RCAF over the years and the critical role the RCAF serves for Canada today. 

Historically, colours marked and provided a rallying point for army regiments in the line of battle. Today, they are no longer carried in action but they continue to be symbols of pride, honour and devotion to Sovereign and to country. Colours are presented by the Sovereign or by an individual nominated to act on the Sovereign’s behalf. For more information, visit
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
MEDIA CONTACT: Capt Trevor Reid, RCAF Public Affairs, Department of National Defence, 613-944-5843, / Media Relations at the Department of National Defence, 613-996-2353,

3 p.m.
Meeting with the Mayor of Toronto
Later in the afternoon, Their Excellencies will meet with His Worship John Tory.
Protocol Lounge, Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
PHOTO OP—At the end of the meeting
MEDIA CONTACT: Keerthana Kamalavasan, Office of the Mayor of Toronto, 416-338-3213,


Media information:

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell) 

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