"Toronto" sign dimmed to remember victims of violence against women

Dec 6 2019, 9:11 am

Downtown’s “Toronto” sign is dimmed today, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the tragic, gender-driven mass shooting at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The violent act took the lives of 14 young women at the Université de Montréal’s associated engineering school.

December 6 is also recognized as White Ribbon Day as, since 1991, men have worn white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

Tory shared the hashtag #WhiteRibbonDay alongside the photo of the city’s sign.

In addition to sharing an image of the dimmed sign, the Mayor tweeted a proclamation that acknowledges this day of remembrance and action, noting the ways that violence against women can be eradicated.

“Through legislation, policies, programs and services, we will continue to promote equity for our employees and residences,” reads the proclamation, before declaring December 6 to be The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.