The city of Toronto, home to one of the largest diaspora Estonian populations in the world, will be paying homage to the centennial of the Republic of Estonia on Saturday with a flag raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall in the morning and by lighting up the iconic CN Tower and Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square blue, black and white that night.
"Estonians of Canadian heritage are proud of the tenacity and perseverance of their ancestors and countrymen in their fight for freedom, democracy and independence," said President of the Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN) Marcus Kolga according to a council press release.
"We're also very proud of our community in Canada and the important contributions we've made here, and we're honored that the City of Toronto and the CN Tower will be joining our celebrations on Feb. 24 by lighting the CN Tower and Toronto city sign in Estonia's national colors," he added.
The Estonian flag raising ceremony will take place at Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto City Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event, which will also included performances from local Estonian choirs.
The CN Tower and Toronto sign will be lit up blue, black and white that same evening.
Editor: Aili Vahtla