On Sunday, April 19, health care workers across the city were treated to an outpouring of gratitude from some of Toronto’s emergency service providers. A column of emergency services vehicles with police officers, parking officers, paramedics, firefighters and security personnel put on their lights and sirens to celebrate the work of all hospital and long-term care centre workers during the pandemic.

Toronto Chief of Police Mark Saunders led the parade down University Avenue, alongside Mayor John Tory, Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg and Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachenand

Thanks to the hundreds of first responders who took time out of their day to show their appreciation for our frontline health care workers, at Sinai Health and beyond. It was a stunning and moving display.