Tonight, from 9 pm to 9:15 pm, Niagara Falls will glow blue in honour of Doctors Day, which is recognized every year on May 1.
While the day occurs annually, this year’s rendition holds special significance, as it is taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The illumination is part of a province-wide show of appreciation organized by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) as a way to recognize doctors for their bravery and dedication.
Residents on both sides of the border are invited to participate by turning on the flashlight on their phones and holding it high, through their window, from their balcony, front porch or driveway, for five minutes at 9 pm to shine a light for all the heroic work done by doctors.
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Mayor John Tory has proclaimed today to be “First Responders Day” as well as “Doctors Day” in the City of Toronto.
To honour those working on the frontlines, the city’s Toronto sign will glow blue at 9 pm.